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Profile updated on 12 October 2020

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Selar crumenophthalmus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Bigeye scad

COMMON NAMES

Matambaka, Matangbaka; In FMA-05, additional local names include: bunutan, burao, mapuao, mapuaw, mataan, or tingin, samban or utdan or labiao, mat-an or marot.

The stock structure of Bigeye scad in the Philippines is unknown. This profile covers the Bigeye scad fishery in the Philippines Fishery Management Area 5 (FMA - 5), encompassing the waters surrounding the province of  Palawan including the Calamianes Island Group (CIG), from Mindoro Strait, Cuyo Pass, West Sulu Sea, and western Palawan waters. FMAs were established in January 2019 (Fisheries Administrative Order 263) to focus on the ecosystem approach to fisheries management.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Stock assessments for bigeye exist for some fishing grounds within FMA-5.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

< 6

Fishers Compliance:

< 6