Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-307

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-307Sardinellas neiThis category includes species in the family Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) and genus Sardinella.

From FAO FishStat, 48% and 46% capture of “Sardinellas nei” in 1999-2007 was from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans respectively.

From, all are of fisheries interest. The smallest and largest species, ignoring those not distributed in the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, are judged to be as follows (using max size data and estimated EMWs):

Fiji sardinella (Sardinella fijiense). Max size: 11.5 cm SL (male/unsexed).
Madeiran sardinella (Sardinella maderensis). Max size: 37.3 cm FL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 927g. EMW-275.