Last updated on 5 August 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Engraulis anchoita

SPECIES NAME(s)

Argentine anchovy

The Argentine anchovy (Engraulis anchoita) occurs from Vitoria, off Brazil (20ºS), to Gulf San Jorge, off Argentina (48ºS) (Carvalho and Castello, 2013). Three stocks are identified throughout its distribution range: i) a Brazilian stock – from 20ºS to 28ºS, ii) a Bonaerense stock – from 28ºS to 41ºS, shared by Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and iii) a Patagonian stock – from 41ºS to 49ºS (Carvalho and Castello, 2013; Pájaro et al., 2011).


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

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Management Strategy:

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Fishers Compliance:

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Stock Health:

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Future Health:

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RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Monitor the performance of the fishery and its management to ensure the fishery continues to be eligible for condition-free MSC re-certification.

FIPS

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CERTIFICATIONS

  • Argentine anchovy:

    MSC Certified

Fisheries

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.

ASSESSMENT UNIT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Bonaerense/North Argentina/CTMFM Argentina Midwater trawls

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 1 November 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Monitor the performance of the fishery and its management to ensure the fishery continues to be eligible for condition-free MSC re-certification.

1.STOCK STATUS

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2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

BYCATCH
ETP Species
Argentina/CTMFM
Argentina
Midwater trawls

Last updated on 9 April 2012

PET species known to interact with this fishery include Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanoprhis), White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), and, Olrog’s Gull (Larus atlanticus), although other albatross species occur in the area and may also interact.
In May, 2011, a mandatory on-board video monitoring system was placed on the certified vessels, to record both lethal and non-lethal interactions with seabirds. A condition of the MSC certification was that to reduce seabird bycatch and mortality by 2015.
At present the largest problem faced by the fishery with regard to PET seabird mortality is lack of information on the magnitude of the bycatch and bird strikes and which species are affected.

Other Species
Argentina/CTMFM
Argentina
Midwater trawls

Last updated on 9 April 2012

Because this fishery is located primarily in northern Argentinian waters, not as many Southern Ocean species occur in the area of the fishery. Non-PET species known to interact with the fishery include Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), Southern Giant-Petrel (Macronectes giganteus), Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis), Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus), and Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus).
The fishery uses a gear type, mid-water trawl, that is of medium risk to seabirds, and most seabird mortality occurs during the net haul.
In May, 2011, a mandatory on-board video monitoring system was placed on the certified vessels, to record both lethal and non-lethal interactions with seabirds. A condition of the MSC certification was that to reduce seabird bycatch and mortality by 2015.
At present the largest problem faced by the fishery with regard to PET seabird mortality is lack of information on the magnitude of the bycatch and bird strikes and which species are affected.

FishSource Scores

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MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

SELECT MSC

NAME

Argentine anchovy

STATUS

MSC Certified on 18 August 2011

SCORES

Principle Level Scores:

Principle Score
Principle 1 – Target Species 85.0
Principle 2 - Ecosystem 82.0
Principle 3 – Management System 91.88

Certification Type: Gold

Sources

Credits
  1. Carvalho, F. M., Castello, J. P. 2013. Argentine anchovy (Engraulis anchoita) stock identification and incipient exploitation in southern Brazil. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res., vol.41, n.5. 8 pp. http://www.scielo.cl/pdf/lajar/v41n5/art02.pdf

  2. INIDEP, 2014. Informe de Investigación Nº 82: Evaluación de un índice de la abundancia del efectivo norteño de anchoíta derivado mediante un modelo lineal general. Período 1995-2013. 10 November. 12 pp. http://www.inidep.edu.ar/publicaciones/catalogo/informes-de-investigacion-2013-2/:http.

  3. Pájaro, M., Leonarduzzi, E., Hansen, J.E., Macchi, G.J. 2011. Analysis of the reproductive potential of two stocks of Engraulis anchoita in the Argentine Sea. Ciencias Marinas, vol.37, n.4B. 16 pp. http://www.scielo.org.mx/pdf/ciemar/v37n4b/v37n4ba7.pdf

  4. Prenski L.B., Morales-Yokobori P.M., Bridi J., Gasalla M.A., Minte-Vera C. 2011. Argentinean Bonaerense Anchovy (Engraulis anchoita) Industrial Semi-pelagic Mid-water Trawl Net Fishery. Public certification report OIA/MSC, August 2011. 277pp.http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/certified/south-atlantic-indian-ocean/argentine_anchovy/assessment-downloads-1/18.09.2011_ANCHOITACertificationPublicReportFinal.pdf
  5. Prenski, L.B., Morales Yokobori, M. L., Bridi, R.J., Medina Foucher, C.A., Laco, M.L. 2012. First Surveillance Report: Surveillance assessment against MSC Principles and Criteria for Argentine Anchovy Fishery (Engraulis anchoita). Organizacion Internacional Agropecuaria S.A. (OIA), september 2012. 63pp.http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/certified/south-atlantic-indian-ocean/argentine_anchovy/assessment-downloads-1/20120920_SR_ANC235.pdf
  6. Prenski, L., Bridi, R., Medina, C. 2013. Surveillance report: Assessment against MSC Principles and Criteria for: Argentine Anchovy Fishery. (Engraulis anchoita). Organización Internacional Agropecuaria S.A. (OIA), November 2013. 39pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/south-atlantic-indian-ocean/argentine_anchovy/assessment-downloads-1/20131114_SR_ANC235.pdf

  7. Prenski, L., Sesar, G., Medina, C., 2014. Surveillance report - Assessment against MSC Principles and Criteria for: Argentine Anchovy fishery ((Engraulis anchoita). Organización Internacional Agropecuaria S.A. (OIA), December 2014. 34pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/south-atlantic-indian-ocean/argentine_anchovy/assessment-downloads-1/20140106_SR_ANC235.pdf
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