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Table 2 The sardines spawning period according to the fishermen interviewed

From: Sharing fishers´ ethnoecological knowledge of the European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus) in the westernmost fishing community in Europe

Sardines spawning period Number of times cited by fishermen
Months
 January and February 20
 December 19
 November and March 15
 October 12
 April 9
 May and September 6
 June 5
 July and August 4
Seasons  
 Winter 12
 Summer 8
Time per year  
 2 times 4
 2–3 times 4
 3 times 3
 3–4 times 1