Profile updated on 29 September 2016
European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) inhabiting in the Bay of Biscay is isolated from adjacent populations, and is assessed and managed as a single stock (ICES, 2014).
Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.
Last updated on 26 December 2018
No related FIPs
MSC Certified on 24 March 2015
This fishery was MSC Certified in March of 2015
Principle Level Scores:
|Principle 1 – Target Species||96.9|
|Principle 2 - Ecosystem||88.0|
|Principle 3 – Management System||93.1|
Certification Type: Silver
Borges, L., Blazquez, L.A., Silva, M.G., 2015. Cantabrian Sea purse seine anchovy fishery. Public certification report. Bureau Veritas, March 2015. 177pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/north-east-atlantic/cantabrian-sea-purse-seine-anchovy/assessment-downloads-1/20150324_PCR_ANC466.pdf
CES, 2009. Anchovy in Subarea VIII (Bay of Biscay) in Report of the ICES Advisory Committee, 2009. Book 7 - Bay of Biscay and Western Iberian Seas. Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.ices.dk/committe/acom/comwork/report/2009/2009/ane-bisc.pdf
ICES, 2014. Report of the Working Group on Southern Horse Mackerel, Anchovy, and Sardine (WGHANSA), 20–25 June 2014, ICES HQ, Copenhagen, Denmark, ICES CM 2014/ACOM:16. 532 pp. http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/acom/2014/WGHANSA/01%20WGHANSA%20Final%20Report.pdfI