This report describes the total catches of the EU pelagic fleet in the Mauritanian Exclusive Economic Zone during the year 2002. Data have been obtained by the 'Scientific Observer Program', which monitors the catch (both landings and discards) of the EU fishery for small pelagics in Mauritania. The EU fleet in Mauritania focuses mainly on the group of sardinella (Sardinella aurita and Sardinella maderensis). Additional target species are cunene horse mackerel (Trachurus trecae), chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) and pilchard (Sardina pilchardus).
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