Northern Anchovy

Northern Anchovy
Photo Credit: Geoff Shester, Oceana


  • Species Common Name Northern Anchovy
  • Species Scientific Name Engraulis mordax


Special needs

Pelagic forage fish commonly found in nearshore waters and estuaries.

Limiting factors

Subject to large population fluctuations.

Conservation actions

Protect critical habitat. Gather information to fill data gaps. Manage for sustainable harvest.

Key reference or plan

Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan

Life History Traits