IEO Participates in Fishery Resource Evaluation in North West Africa

21 May 2012, at 1:00am

SPAIN and AFRICA - On Monday 21 May Isarch Eva Garcia, a researcher at the Spanish Oceanography Centre (IEO), assisted in a FAO sponsored working group, evaluating the small pelagics stocks in Dakar, Senegal.

The objective of this working group is to assess the state of exploitation of these resources, develop recommendations for the management of fisheries to ensure optimal operation and to reverse the benefit of the riparian countries.

Species assessed by the group are the sardine (Sardina pilchardus), the the sardinella (Sardinella aurita and Sardinella maderensis), horse mackerel (Trachurus trecae, Trachurus Caranx trachurus and rhonchus) and others in the area between the southern border of Senegal and northern Morocco.