Balearic Island dolphinfish seine fishery


ZONE DE PECHE : Iles Baléares (GSA 5)

STOCK AREA: Balearic Islands (GSA 5)



Common dolphinfish, Coryphaena hippurus



Seine (lampuguera)


The local name for the fishing gear used in this fishery is “lampuguera” or “llampuguera”. It is an almost rectangular seine gear, of a maximum size of 200 m long and 22 m high, composed of several net pieces. The fishing operation entails deploying into the water one end of the net attached to a buoy, around fish sited near special fishing aggregating devices called “capcers”.

This fishery is located in the Balearic Islands, mainly in waters around the coast of Majorca, to the
east of the Spanish mainland coast.

Pre-assessment results

Results of the MSC pre-assessment, conducted using the precautionary principle (bar filled = benchmark achieved). Only some of the data is presented here. For a full listing of the results, please visit the Medfish website.



  • Highly selective fishing gear with a very limited risk of bycatch 
  • Low impact on habitats or the general ecosystem
  • Harvest control rules have not been defined and there is not clear evidence on how the management system limits the catch
  • Not clear MCS measures in place specific to the fishery 
  • Lack of a specific management plan for the fishery

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