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Northeast Atlantic Pelagic beaked redfish fishery - Banana Hole in the Norwegian Sea
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas 2009
Northeast Atlantic Pelagic beaked redfish fishery - Banana Hole in the Norwegian Sea
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Pelagic beaked redfish fishery - Banana Hole in the Norwegian Sea
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Overview: The high seas area of the Norwegian Sea (ICES Subareas IIa1 and IIb1, known as the “Banana Hole”) is not subject to bottom gear fisheries. The main pelagic species caught in this area are herring, blue whiting and mackerel. A pelagic beaked redfish fishery in the international waters of ICES Subarea IIa has developed in recent years, with catches ranging from 9 tonnes in 2002 to 27 000 tonnes in 2006 (ICES, 2007d).

Location of Northeast Atlantic Pelagic beaked redfish fishery - Banana Hole in the Norwegian Sea
 

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

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Trawls  
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Fishery Area: Norwegian Sea …; Spitzbergen …


Harvested Resource
Target Species: Beaked redfish

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

Fishing Activity
 
Fishery Area

Geo References
Vessel Type
Trawlers
Longliners
Flag State
Canada
Norway
Related Fisheries - Same fishing activity(ies) described by another national perspective (at the same or different aggregation level)
Northeast Atlantic Pelagic redfish fisheries in the Norwegian sea
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 4 (1 CAN; 3 NOR)vessels2006
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 433.2 (CAN)tonnes2006
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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