The artisanal purse-seine fishery in the Canary Islands
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AuthorsJurado-Ruzafa, A. (Alba); Santamaría, M.T.G. (María Teresa García); Bartolomé-Baraza, A. (Aurora); Hernández-Rodríguez, E.M. (Eva María)
Small pelafic fish
The Canary Islands
Data Collection Framework
The Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) in the Canary Islands are not an exception. They have been traditionally under-studied and not enough historical statistics are available. Therefore, most of the exploited resources remain unassessed. After tunas, the small pelagic fish (targeted by artisanal purse-seiners) are the most captured group in the area. The main species landed are chub mackerel (Scomber colias Gmelin, 1789), blue jack mackerel (Trachurus picturatus (Bowdich, 1825)), sardine (Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum, 1792)) and round sardinella (Sardinella aurita Valenciennes, 1847). General information about this métier and the monitoring system carried out by the Canary Oceanographic Center of the IEO (Instituto Español de Oceanografía) is presented. It started in 2013, through the UE Data Collection Framework (Commission Regulation (EC) 665/2008). In order to estimate the population parameters and to describe the fishing effort and landings trends, monthly commercial catches of all these ...
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