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Southwest Pacific Bottom and mid-water trawl orange roughy and alfonsino fishery - high seas
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas 2009
Southwest Pacific Bottom and mid-water trawl orange roughy and alfonsino fishery - high seas
Fact Sheet Citation  
Bottom and mid-water trawl fishery for orange roughy and alfonsino - high seas
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Overview: Over the past few years, the primary areas of international waters where deep-sea bottom trawl fisheries take place are the Northwest Challenger Plateau and the Lord Howe Rise in the Tasman Sea. More recently, a fishery for orange roughy has developed on the West Norfolk Ridge, in the northern Tasman Sea. Deep-sea trawling also takes place on the Louisville Ridge, east of the New Zealand EEZ. The South Tasman Rise, south of the Australian EEZ, was heavily fished over the past decade (Gianni, 2004). In the past few years the orange roughy fishery in this area has declined to very low levels and the fishery in the high seas area was recently (in 2007) closed by the Governments of New Zealand and Australia to their vessels (Clark et al., 2007; New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries, 2007). These areas are all located in the southern portion of the South West Pacific Ocean. Most of the reported catch in recent years has been taken by New Zealand and Australian vessels (Gianni, 2004; Clark, 2008).

Location of Southwest Pacific Bottom and mid-water trawl orange roughy and alfonsino fishery - high seas
 

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

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Beam trawls  
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Fishery Area: Pacific, Southwest; New Zealand


Harvested Resource
Target Species: Orange roughy; Splendid alfonsino
Associated Species: Oreo dories nei; Black cardinal fish; Bluenose warehou …  
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Means of Production
Vessel Type: Trawlers
Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch

Fishing Activity
 
Fishery Area

Geo References
Vessel Type
Trawlers
Flag State
New Zealand
Australia
Belize
Ukraine
Korea, Republic of
China
Cook Islands
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 16928tonnes2002-2006
Management
 
Jurisdictional framework
Area of Competence: SPRFMO area of competence
Maritime Area: High seas.  
Management Body/Authority(ies): Ministry of Primary Industries 
Area under national jurisdiction: New Zealand
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
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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