Profile updated on 17 June 2019

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Strangomera bentincki

SPECIES NAME(s)

Araucanian herring, Chilean herring, sardine, sardina común (Spanish)

(Oliva 2013) studied the parasite fauna in Araucanian herring and found evidence for the existence of two stocks, in central and southern Chile. But according to morphometry and shape of sagittal otoliths (Curin-Osorio et al. 2012) and genetic studies (Galleguillos et al. 1997) high genetic homogeneity exists along the Chilean coast. Even if more research is recommended this unique population is defended as an assessment unit by the Fisheries Development Institute (Instituto de Fomento Pesquero, IFOP) to perform stock assessments and develop management measures within the central-south Chilean regions (from Valparaíso to Los Lagos), covering fishing units V-X (IFOP, 2013b). The majority of catches is used for fishmeal being only 1% of the catch limit for human consumption (MEFT 2017). The species is caught in the same fishery as anchoveta


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Dynamic reference points are used to monitor the status of the stock. The hydroacoustic assessment method makes use of one of the most robust methodologies for assessing the spawning biomass of small pelagic fish with partial spawning. The stock assessment model now considers the biological year.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

10

Fishers Compliance:

9.9