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Northwest Pacific Bottom gillnet alfonsino and oreo fishery - high seas
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas 2009
Northwest Pacific Bottom gillnet alfonsino and oreo fishery - high seas
Fact Sheet Citation  
Bottom gillnet fishery targenting alfonsino and oreo - high seas
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Overview: Between one and four Japanese bottom gillnet vessels have operated in the high seas of the North West Pacific since 2000 (Yanagimoto and Nishimura, 2007a). The gillnet fishery takes place primarily between 350 and 1 200 m depth (K. Miyauchi, Fisheries Agency of Japan, personal communication, 2008). The target species are slender armourhead, alfonsino and oreo (Yanagimoto and Nishimura, 2007a).

Location of Northwest Pacific Bottom gillnet alfonsino and oreo fishery - high seas
 

Geographic reference:  Northwest Pacific
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2006
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Gillnets and entangling nets
Fishery Area: Pacific, Northwest


Harvested Resource
Target Species: Alfonsinos nei; Slender armorhead; Warty dory

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

Fishing Activity
 
Fishery Area
Depth zone: Slope (200 m - 1000 m); Abyssal ( >1000m).   Sea floor physiography: Seamounts.  

Geo References
Vessel Type
Gillnetters
Flag State
Japan
Trip Duration
221 (2006)
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 1vessels2006
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 823tonnes2006
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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