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Northeast Atlantic Deep-sea bottom trawl fishery - Hatton and Rockall Banks
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas 2009
Northeast Atlantic Deep-sea bottom trawl fishery - Hatton and Rockall Banks
Fact Sheet Citation  
Multispecies deep-sea bottom trawl fishery - Hatton and Rockall Banks
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Overview: A multispecies deep-sea bottom trawl fishery has been conducted for many years on the slopes of the Hatton and Rockall Banks. This fishery is dominated by the Spanish freezer trawl fleet, fishing mainly on the western part of the Hatton Bank, with increased effort on Baird’s slickhead in recent years.

Location of Northeast Atlantic Deep-sea bottom trawl fishery - Hatton and Rockall Banks
 

Geographic reference:  Northeast Atlantic
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2006
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Bottom trawls
Fishery Area: Western Hatton …; Rockall - Part …


Harvested Resource
Target Species: Roundnose grenadier; Baird's slickhead; Black scabbardfish …  
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Associated Species: Blue ling; Greater forkbeard

Means of Production
Vessel Type: Trawlers
Fishery Indicators
Nominal Effort: Number of vessels

Fishing Activity
 
Fishery Area
Depth zone: Slope - Deepslope (500 m - 1000 m).  

Geo References
Vessel Type
Trawlers
Flag State
Spain
France
United Kingdom
Lithuania
Estonia
Russian Federation
Fishing Gear
Bottom trawls
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 49 (26 ESP; 21GBR; 1EST; 1POL)vessels2003
Number of vessels 42 (26ESP; 2RUS; 12GBR; 1POL; 1EST)vessels2004
Number of vessels 23 (11FRA; 8GBR; 2RUS; 1EST; 1POL)vessels2005
Number of vessels 35 (29ESP; 4GBR; 1LTU; 1EST)vessels2006
Management
 
Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC)
Area of Competence: NEAFC Convention Area
Maritime Area: High seas.  
Source of Information
 
Bensch, A.; Gianni, M.; Gréboval, D.; Sanders, J.S.; Hjort, A. - Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 522, Rev.1. Rome, FAO. 2009. 145p.  Click to openhttp://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1116e/i1116e00.htm
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