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Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Ionian Sea

Overall Rating

1.91 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Gulf of Lion

Overall Rating

1.82 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Gulf of Lion

Overall Rating

1.82 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Aegean Sea

Overall Rating

2.12 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Adriatic Sea

Overall Rating

2.19 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Aegean Sea

Overall Rating

2.12 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Adriatic Sea

Overall Rating

2.19 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Alboran Sea

Overall Rating

2.12 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Alboran Sea

Overall Rating

2.12 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Spain - Mediterranean and Black Sea: Mediterranean Sea

Overall Rating

1.82 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Spain - Mediterranean and Black Sea: Mediterranean Sea

Overall Rating

1.82 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Ionian Sea

Overall Rating

1.91 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Strait of Sicily

Overall Rating

2.02 / 5

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

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Unassociated purse seine (non-FAD)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Strait of Sicily

Overall Rating

2.02 / 5

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