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Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Small Pelagics Fishery in Sonora, Gulf of California

Variety

Sardine, Pacific

Sardinops sagax

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seines

Location

FAO Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Small Pelagics Fishery in Sonora, Gulf of California

Market Names

Sardine

Summary

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  • Seine Nets: Purse Seines
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - South Australia Sardine Fishery

Variety

Sardine, Pacific

Sardinops sagax

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seines

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
South Australia Sardine Fishery

Market Names

Sardine

Summary

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  • Seine Nets: Purse Seines

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Aegean Sea

Overall Rating

2.12 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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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  • Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Strait of Sicily

Overall Rating

1.819 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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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  • Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Strait of Sicily

Overall Rating

1.819 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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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  • Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Ionian Sea

Overall Rating

1.913 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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

  • Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Adriatic Sea

Overall Rating

1.819 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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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  • Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Adriatic Sea

Overall Rating

1.913 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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

  • Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Alboran Sea

Overall Rating

2.127 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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

  • Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Alboran Sea

Overall Rating

2.127 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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

  • Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Aegean Sea

Overall Rating

2.086 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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

  • Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Ionian Sea

Overall Rating

1.913 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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

  • Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Gulf of Lion

Overall Rating

2.022 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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

  • Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Location

Spain - Mediterranean and Black Sea: Mediterranean Sea

Overall Rating

1.819 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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

  • Seine Nets: Purse Seine (Free school / Non-FAD / FSC / Non-Associated)

Variety

Sardine, Brazilian Sardinella

Sardinella brasiliensis

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seines

Location

Brazil - Southwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

1.4 / 5

Market Names

Orangespot Sardine

Summary

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  • Seine Nets: Purse Seines

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Location

Spain - Mediterranean and Black Sea: Mediterranean Sea

Overall Rating

1.819 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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

  • Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Location

Mediterranean and Black Sea: Gulf of Lion

Overall Rating

2.022 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

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

  • Trawls: Midwater / Pelagic

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Bay of Biscay purse seine sardine fishery

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

Summary

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  • Seine Nets: Purse Seines

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Cornwall sardine, UK

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

Summary

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  • Seine Nets: Purse Seines

Variety

Sardine, European Pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Method

Wild

Seine Nets: Purse Seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
South Brittany sardine purse seine

Market Names

Atlantic sardine, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine

Summary

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  • Seine Nets: Purse Seines