Profile updated on 28 December 2018
West African goatfish, West African goatfish
West African goatfish
Stock Structure of West African goatfish, which rangers from Morocco to Angola, is not well understood in the eastern Atlantic. FAO however assesses the stock in Senegal spate from Cape Verde as well as bordering nations to the north and south (FAO 2007)(FAO 2016). This profile refers to West African goatfish within the territorial boundary of Senegal.
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No related FIPs
No related MSC certifications