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Southern Ocean Krill fishery - Southwest Atlantic (Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4)
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Fishery report 2015
Southern Ocean Krill fishery - Southwest Atlantic (Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4)
Fact Sheet Citation  
Fishery for Euphausia superba in Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4
Owned byCommission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) – more>>

Location of Southern Ocean Krill fishery - Southwest Atlantic (Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4)
 

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 of Competence: CCAMLR area of competence
Maritime Area: High seas

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Antarctic krill
Associated Species: Crocodile icefishes nei; Antarctic rockcods, noties nei
Fishery Area: Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4; Atlantic Antarctic / 48.1; Atlantic Antarctic / 48.2; Atlantic Antarctic / 48.3; Atlantic Antarctic / 48.4;
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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: Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4
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
Pharmaceutical, frozen, meal
Management
Management unit: Yes

Legal definition
Conservation Measure 51-01 and related measures
Jurisdictional framework
Mandate: Scientific Advice; Management; Monitoring; Control and surveillance.  
Area of Competence: CCAMLR area of competence
Maritime Area: High seas.  
Management Regime
Ecosystem-based, precautionary approach
Management Methods

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

Krill yield model, CCAMLR decision rules. Refer to CCAMLR Conservation Measures (see Source of Information). 
Status and Trends
 
Established fishery
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