The Pacific sardine
(Sardinops sagax) is an important commercial marine fish species in southern California waters, and understanding its distribution and abundance is critical to managing the stock for long-term sustainability.
Reconstruction of the history of Pacific sardine
and northern anchovy populations over the past two millennia from sediments of the Santa Barbara basin, California.
Caption: Deep connection Pacific sardine
numbers (left) have fluctuated dramatically over the last century.
Ahlstrom EH (1954) Distribution and abundance of egg and larval populations of the Pacific sardine
(Sardinops sagax) in the California Current Ecosystem (CCE) vary greatly in terms of their abundance and migration behavior.
Many studies on abundance, size composition, and variability of small pelagic fishes have been conducted in the GC focused mainly on the Pacific sardine
(Lluch-Belda et al.
This, we believe, brings strong support to the hypothesis that intermittent rarity in the Pacific sardine
is essentially determined by the sardine's weak invasibility in the fluctuating marine community.
An early post-glacial record of the Pacific sardine
, Sardinops sagax, from Saanich Inlet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
(Sardinops sagax), jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus), and Pacific mackerel (Scomber japonicus) were the dominant coastal pelagic fish species, in that order.
1984; DeMartini and Fountain 1981), but is available for some of the more valuable commercial fisheries in California, such as northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax) and Pacific sardine
(Sardinops sagax) (Hunter and Goldberg 1980; Hill and Crone 2005; Lo et al.
While commercial seafood canning began in New York in the early 1800s, it took a failed Pacific sardine
run in 1903 to kick-start the tuna-canning industry.
He initiated research programs first on the albacore tuna, Thunnus alalunga, and then on the Pacific sardine
, Sardinops sagax.
Abstract--The broad distribution of Pacific sardine
(Sardinops sagax) along the Pacific coast of North America makes it difficult for fisheries managers to identify regional stocks of this dominant small pelagic species.
While northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax), Pacific sardine
(Sardinops sagax), Pacific whiting (Merluccius productus) and jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus) are the main prey of both sea lions and common dolphins, rockfish (Sebastes sp.
West coast fisheries selected were Pacific whiting, market squid, northern anchovy, Pacific herring, and Pacific sardine