Title: Evaluation of the population status and specific management alternatives for the small pelagic fish stocks in the North-Western Mediterranean Sea

Funding Source: EMFF

Budget IMBBC: 10,966€

Start / End Date: 2017 - 2019

Web site URL:

Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Costas Tsigenopoulos

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Population genetics and phylogeography

Marine biodiversity


The ultimate objective of the study is the evaluation of the population status of Sardina pilchardus (European sardine) and Engraulis encrasicolus (European anchovy) in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea, based on the generation of key biological and ecological information to support robust management options in the area. The study has three specific objectives: 1. Revision of biological information for both stocks 2. Revision of the ecological and fisheries information 3. Proposal and assessment of fisheries management measures The study will cover the Geographical Sub-Areas (GSAs) 6 – Northern Spain and 7 – Gulf of Lions, and will be focused on Sardina pilchardus (European sardine) and Engraulis encrasicolus (European anchovy) stocks, without forgetting the marine ecosystem and the mixed-fisheries interactions, in these areas