CS3c Red (=blackspot) seabream, Pagellus bogaraveo in the Bay of Biscay. Male first sex-changing species Distributed in the Mediterranean Sea, Straight of Gibraltar, Azores, Bay of Biscay and further North (ICES VII and VI) Longevity ~20 years. Landings in the BoB. ~5 000 t/y. ~10 000 t/y.
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Male first sex-changing species
Distributed in the Mediterranean Sea, Straight of Gibraltar, Azores, Bay of Biscay and further North (ICES VII and VI)
Longevity ~20 years
Effect of fish availabilty (?)
Seasonal migration of the red seabream in the Bay of Biscay (From Sanchez, 1983)
in addition to the geographical migration scheme a depth migration was understood since the 1920s
Spring: occurs pelagically
Late spring- Early summer: outer shelf
summer-autumn: all the shelf even coastal
January-February by depths > 400m)
From Olivier (1928) Poissons de chalut, la dorade (Pagellus centrodontus). Revue des Travaux de l\'Office des Pêches Maritimes, I, 4, 5-32
4 euros/kg when landings were high (2005 euros)
1000 t -> 4 millions euros