Mackerels (JAX) landed in Las Palmas
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AuthorsJurado-Ruzafa, A. (Alba); Pascual-Alayón, P.J. (Pedro José); Hernández, E. (Eva); Santamaría, M.T.G. (María Teresa García); Sancho, A. (Alejandro); Duque, V. (Verónica); Carrasco, M.N. (María Nazaret)
European fishery off Mauritania (one of the most productive and most intensively exploited regions in the world) targeted to small pelagic fish accounts for 30% of the total catches in the area. The Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), through its Centro Oceanográfico de Canarias, follows up the activity of these vessels that land at Spanish port (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain), under the European Project Data Collection (Regulation (EC) 1543/2000). One of the target groups in this fishery is Trachurus spp, commercially named “JAX”. During 2008 and 2009, several samples of this group from these landings were analysed, and Caranx rhonchus was the second species of importance. But in 2010, C. rhonchus resulted the most important species among the individuals sampled (62%).
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