Contrasted optimal environmental windows for both sardinella species in Senegalese waters

Type Article
Date 2018-07
Language English
Author(s) Diankha Ousmane1, Ba Aliou2, 3, Brehmer PatriceORCID3, 4, Brochier Timothee3, 5, Sow Bamol Ali6, Thiaw Modou4, Gaye Amadou Thierno1, Ngom Fambaye4, Demarcq Herve7
Affiliation(s) 1 : UCAD, ESP, LPAO SF, Fann Dakar, Senegal.
2 : UCAD, UCAD 2, IUPA, Dakar, Senegal.
3 : IRD, UMR Lemar 195, Lab Marine Environm, Dakar, Senegal.
4 : CRODT, ISRA, Dakar, Senegal.
5 : Univ Paris 06, Sorbonne Univ, IRD, UMI 209,UMMISCO, Bondy, France.
6 : UASZ, UFR Sci & Technol, Dept Phys, LOSEC, Ziguinchor, Senegal.
7 : IRD, UMR 248, MARBEC Marine Biodivers Exploitat & Conservat, Sete, France.
Source Fisheries Oceanography (1054-6006) (Wiley), 2018-07 , Vol. 27 , N. 4 , P. 351-365
DOI 10.1111/fog.12257
WOS© Times Cited 18
Keyword(s) recruitment success, Sardinella aurita, Sardinella maderensis, upwelling, West Africa
Abstract We investigate Sardinella aurita and Sardinella maderensis recruitment success relative to the variability of oceanographic conditions in Senegalese waters using generalized additive models (GAM). Results show that recruitment of both species is marked by a strong intra-annual (seasonal) variation with minimum and maximum in winter and summer, respectively. Their interannual variations are synchronous until 2006 (recruitment decreasing), while from 2007 there is no synchrony. The model developed shows that sardinella recruitment variability is closely related to the tested environmental variables in the study area. However, the key environmental variables influencing the recruitment success are different for both species: the Coastal Upwelling Index and the sea surface temperature for S.aurita and S.maderensis, respectively. We report that recruitment success of S.aurita and S.maderensis are associated with distinct ranges of sea surface temperature, upwelling intensity, wind-induced turbulence, concentration of chlorophyll-a and north Atlantic oscillation index. Considering food security and socio-economic importance of both stocks, we recommend that consideration is given to the environmental variability in the small pelagic fish national management plans, particularly in the context of climate change.
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Diankha Ousmane, Ba Aliou, Brehmer Patrice, Brochier Timothee, Sow Bamol Ali, Thiaw Modou, Gaye Amadou Thierno, Ngom Fambaye, Demarcq Herve (2018). Contrasted optimal environmental windows for both sardinella species in Senegalese waters. Fisheries Oceanography, 27(4), 351-365. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :