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Southern Ocean Mackerel icefish fishery - Heard and McDonald Islands
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Fishery report 2015
Southern Ocean Mackerel icefish fishery - Heard and McDonald Islands
Fact Sheet Citation  
Fishery for Champsocephalus gunnari at Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australian EEZ)
Owned byCommission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) – more>>

Location of Southern Ocean Mackerel icefish fishery - Heard and McDonald Islands
 

Geographic reference:  Southern Ocean
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2015
Approach: Fishery Management Unit

Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
Mandate: Scientific Advice; Management;
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Area under national jurisdiction: CCAMLR area of competence
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ)

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Mackerel icefish
Associated Species: Crocodile icefishes nei; Antarctic rockcods, noties nei
Fishery Area: Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australian EEZ); Heard and McDonald Is.; CCAMLR area of competence

Harvested Resource
Type of production system: Commercial   

Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Polar.   Depth zone: Shelf (50 m - 200 m); Slope - Upperslope (200 m - 500 m).   Horizontal distribution: Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geo References for: Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australian EEZ)
Vessel Type
Trawlers
Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
Factory
Crew
20-40
Seasonality
All year (CCAMLR season is from 1st of December to 30th of November).

Environmental limitations

Refer to CCAMLR Conservation Measures 
Trip Duration
40-120 days
Post Harvest
 
Fish Utilisation
Frozen, meal
Management
Management unit: Yes

Legal definition
Conservation Measure 42-02 and related measures
Jurisdictional framework
Mandate: Scientific Advice; Management; Monitoring; Control and surveillance.  
Area under national jurisdiction: CCAMLR area of competence
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
Management Regime
Ecosystem-based, precautionary approach
Management Methods

Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management (EBFM) with focus on Conservation of living marine resources - Binding

Short-term assessment, CCAMLR decision rules. Refer to CCAMLR Conservation Measures (see Source of Information). 
Status and Trends
 
Established fishery
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