Anchovy and mackerel maximum captures set
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Argentine anchovy, Engraulis anchoita (Photo: Stock File)ARGENTINATuesday, August 15, 2017,23:50 (GMT + 9)TheFederal

Argentine anchovy, Engraulis anchoita. (Photo: Stock File)


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 23:50 (GMT + 9)


The Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) set the maximum allowable catches (TACs) for mackerel (Scomber colias) and anchovy (Engraulis anchoita) for this year.

In order to set catch limits, the CFP took into account the technical reports of the National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP), in which scientists diagnose the state of the stocks and suggest maximum catches that are biologically compatible with a criterion of sustainability.

In the case of the anchovy population in the north of parallel 41° of South latitude, INIDEP experts considered that although it is in a healthy state, a precautionary criterion must be maintained, reason why they recommend maintaining last year’s TACs.

INIDEP scientists also recommended maintaining the Patagonian anchovy catch level, and leaving the mackerel TAC at the level of previous years.

In this way, the catch limits that govern this year are:

Anchovy (Engraulis anchoita)

  • Anchovy from Buenos Aires - North of parallel 41º S: 120,000 tonnes;
  • Patagonian anchovy - South of the 41° S parallel: 100,000 tonnes.

Mackerel (Scomber colias)

  • North of the parallel 39° South: 14,200 tonnes;
  • South of 39° South parallel: 27,000 tonnes (an Administration Reserve of additional 4,000 tonnes is also established).

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