Category: Sardine


Author: Theresa Labriola Posted Under: Sardine, Blog, Prey Base

Continued Fishing During Decline Results in Deeper Sardine Collapse Pacific sardine has undergone large population fluctuations for centuries and there is consensus that environmental conditions are the main factor driving the changes. However, maintaining continuous high volume fishing on the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine when stock productivity is in rapid decline, ...

Pacific Council Finishes Precautionary Plan to Protect Unmanaged Forage

Author: Theresa Labriola Posted Under: Sardine, Blog, Councils, Prey Base

By Theresa Labriola –  In September 2015, I attended the Pacific Fishery Management Council in Sacramento to celebrate the Council’s completion of their first ecosystem-based amendment, three years in the making, which will protect unmanaged and unfished forage fish from directed commercial fishing. The Council approved regulations drafted by the National Marine ...