Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-309

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-309Scaled sardinesThis category includes species in the family Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) and genus Harengula.

From FAO Fishstat, all capture of “Scaled sardines” in 1999-2007 was from the Atlantic Ocean.

From, there are 3 species in this genus that are of commercial or subsistence use and distributed in the Atlantic Ocean region:

Redear herring (Harengula humeralis) EMW-309b
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed
Scaled herring (Harengula jaguana)
Max length : 21.2 cm TL male/unsexed; common length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed;
False herring (Harengula clupeola)
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed. EMW-309a.