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Profile updated on 12 October 2020
Indian Sardines, Tamban
Bali sardinella is a coastal small pelagic, schooling, strongly migratory species that inhabits tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region (Whitehead 1985). Bali sardinella, Sardinella lemuru, was previously reported as S. longiceps in the Philippines (PSA 2019). The stock structure for Bali sardinella in the Philippines is unknown. This profile covers the Bali sardinella fishery in the Philippines Fishery Management Area 4 (FMA - 4), covering the waters in the South Negros region. FMAs were established in January 2019 (Fisheries Administrative Order 263) to focus on the ecosystem approach to fisheries management.