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Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Cantabrian Sea Purse Seine Anchovy Fishery

Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Cantabrian Sea Purse Seine Anchovy Fishery

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was benchmarked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Spain - Mediterranean and Black Sea: Mediterranean Sea

Overall Rating

1.82 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

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Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Spain - Mediterranean and Black Sea: Mediterranean Sea

Overall Rating

1.82 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

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Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Aegean Sea

Overall Rating

2.12 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

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Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Aegean Sea

Overall Rating

2.12 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

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Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Strait of Sicily

Overall Rating

1.91 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

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Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Strait of Sicily

Overall Rating

1.91 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

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Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Ionian Sea

Overall Rating

2.12 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

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Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Ligurian Sea

Overall Rating

1.91 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

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Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Ligurian Sea

Overall Rating

1.91 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Adriatic Sea

Overall Rating

2.44 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: A management plan for this species has been recently introduced, however its effectiveness in meeting management objectives is not yet known.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

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Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Adriatic Sea

Overall Rating

2.44 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: A management plan for this species has been recently introduced, however its effectiveness in meeting management objectives is not yet known.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Gulf of Lion

Overall Rating

2.02 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Gulf of Lion

Overall Rating

2.02 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Black Sea

Overall Rating

2.12 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Black Sea

Overall Rating

1.96 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Ionian Sea

Overall Rating

2.12 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Alboran Sea

Overall Rating

1.91 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Black Sea

Overall Rating

1.96 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Anchovy, European

Engraulis encrasicolus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Alboran Sea

Overall Rating

1.91 / 5

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Abundance: Abundance is uncertain in many regions, with some populations depleted and/or harvested above sustainable levels. In addition, population abundance relative to conservation goals is largely unknown.

 

Bycatch: Harvest impacts numerous fish species (e.g. mackerels, horse mackerels, Spanish sardine, and sprat) and sometimes catch threatened and endangered dolphins.

 

Management: Very few management measures have been implemented, though some countries have implemented measures such as minimum size limits, fishing effort restrictions, and gear restrictions. There is also only limited monitoring of bycatch species, including marine mammals. Overall, measures to date have been unable to rebuild populations with low abundances or adequately control fishing levels.

 

Habitat: This species is important prey in pelagic food webs, there are concerns about the effects of these fisheries on the food web and overall ecosystem.

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Variety

Anchovy, Argentine

Engraulis anchoita

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 41 (Atlantic, Southwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Argentine Anchovy (Engraulis anchoita), Bonaerense Stock, Semi-Pelagic Mid-Water Trawl Fishery

Market Names

Anchovy

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was benchmarked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This certification has an open condition regarding endangered, threatened and/or protected (ETP) species.

Learn more about harvest methods