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Southwest Pacific Exploratory Toothfish fishery
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Fishery report 2019
Southwest Pacific Exploratory Toothfish fishery
Fact Sheet Citation  
Owned bySouth Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) – more>>
Fishery life cycleThis fishery started in 2017.

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Overview: The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation is an inter-governmental organisation that is committed to the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources of the South Pacific Ocean and in so doing safeguarding the marine ecosystems in which the resources occur. The SPRFMO Convention applies to the high seas of the South Pacific, covering about a fourth of the Earth's high seas areas. Currently, the main commercial resources fished in the SPRFMO Area are Jack mackerel and jumbo flying squid in the Southeast Pacific and, to a much lesser degree, deep-sea species often associated with seamounts in the Southwest Pacific.

Location of Southwest Pacific Exploratory Toothfish fishery
 

Geographic reference:  Southwest Pacific
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2017
Approach: Fishery Management Unit

Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO)
Mandate: Scientific Advice; Management;
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Area of Competence:
Maritime Area: High seas

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Patagonian toothfish; Antarctic toothfish
Fishery Area: Southwest Pacific; Pacific, Southwest

Harvested Resource
Type of production system: Exploratory fishery   

Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Temperate.   Horizontal distribution: Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Demersal.  

The area that New Zealand has to operate within is defined and named (“L”, “M”, “N”, and “O”).  Details for the area are in paragraph 5 (Table 1) of  CMM14a-2019. These areas are different to the ones in which the same fishery operated in 2016/17. The area that the EU had to operate in was named (“A”, “B”, “C”, “D” and “E”). Details for the area are in paragraph 5 (Table 1) of  CMM14c-2019.

Geo References for: Southwest Pacific
Vessel Type
Longliners
Demersal long line


Flag State
European Union
Spain
New Zealand
Fishing Gear
Longlines (nei)
Post Harvest
 
Fish Utilisation
Human consumption
Management
Management unit: Yes

Jurisdictional framework
Mandate: Scientific Advice; Management; Co-ordination; Monitoring.  
Area of Competence
Maritime Area: High seas.  
Management Regime
Exploratory Fishing for Toothfish in the SPRFMO Convention Area 
Management Methods

Conservation and Management Measures with focus on Catch control, Fish size limits, Social measures, Environment protection - Binding

  • Aquatic species-related measures
    Bycatch (Seabird/Marine mammal/marine reptile/Sharks), TAC, Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems
  • Gear-related measures
    Gear type
  • Vessel-related measures
    Access Control : Vessel size, Vessel type
  • Fishing activity-related measures
    Authorisations, Closed Area, Closed time, Closed season, Gear number, Licenses, Individual Vessel Quota (IVQ), Total Available Catch (TAC)
Source of Information
 
SPRFMO. 2019. Seventh meeting of the Commission, The Hauge, Netherlands, 23-27 January 2019. COMM 7 – Inf 01_rev2. Catch data submitted to the SPRFMO Secretariat.  Click to openhttp://www.sprfmo.int/assets/2019-Annual-Meeting/COMM-7/Info/COMM7-Inf01-rev2-Data-Submitted-to-the-Secretariat.pdf
SPRFMO. 2019. 7th Annual Meeting of the Commission,  23‐27 January, The Hague, The Netherlands. COMM7‐Report ANNEX 7M. CMM on Exploratory Fishing for Toothfish in the SPRFMO Convention Area (CMM on COMM7‐Prop14_Rev2)  Click to openhttp://www.sprfmo.int/assets/2019-Annual-Meeting/COMM-7/Report/ANNEX-7m-COMM7-CMM-14c-2019-Exploratory-Toothfish-EU.pdf
 SPRFMO. 2019. 7th Annual Meeting of the Commission,  23‐27 January, The Hague, The Netherlands. COMM7‐Report ANNEX 7L. CMM on Exploratory Fishing for Toothfish by New Zealand‐flagged Vessels (COMM7‐Prop13_Rev1)  Click to openhttp://www.sprfmo.int/assets/2019-Annual-Meeting/COMM-7/Report/ANNEX-7l-COMM7-CMM-14a-2019-Exploratory-Toothfish-NZ.pdf
Bibliography
 
SPRFMO. 2018. Report of the sixth meeting of the Scientific Committee, Puerto Varas, Chile, 9-14 September 2018.  Click to openhttp://www.sprfmo.int/assets/2018-SC6/SPRFMO-SC6-Report.pdf
All references to figures, tables and bibliography in the text are found within the source of information.
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