Profile updated on 3 December 2019

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Opisthonema spp.

SPECIES NAME(s)

Thread herrings nei, (multispecies)

COMMON NAMES

Pinchagua

Pacific thread herring (Opisthonema spp.; locally known as "pinchagua") refers to three different species in Ecuador: Opisthonema bulleri, O. libertate and O. medirastre. There is no information on stock structure of any of the three species in Ecuador; however, for assessment purposes, Opisthonema spp. off Ecuador is considered a single and independent stock. Ophistonema spp. is one of the main species group targeted by the fishery of small pelagics in Ecuador, where it is used for human consumption (Prado España 2009).  


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • A comprehensive stock assessment was conducted in 2013 with 32 years of data and a new stock assessment in 2019 with data up to 2017.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

< 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

DATA DEFICIENT