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Southern Ocean Bottom longline toothfish fishery - high seas
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas 2009
Southern Ocean Bottom longline toothfish fishery - high seas
Fact Sheet Citation  
Bottom longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp - high seas
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Overview: Toothfish is mainly targeted by bottom longline fisheries in the CCAMLR Convention Area. The toothfish fishing grounds are distributed along the slopes, ridges and banks of the Antarctic continent and sub-Antarctic islands, and fishing depth generally ranges from 1 500 to 1 800 m. In the high seas areas of its Convention Area, CCAMLR manages seven “exploratory” deep-sea bottom longline fisheries targeting toothfish. The seven fisheries correspond to seven management areas in the South Pacific (Eastern Ross Sea Subarea 88.1, Western Ross Sea Subarea 88.2), the South Atlantic Ocean (Bouvet Subarea 48.6) and the South Indian Ocean (Ederby-Wilkes Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2, 58.4.3a and 58.4.3b). Other high seas areas in the CCAMLR Convention Area are closed to bottom fishing. The Ross Sea fishery in Subarea 88.1 is the southernmost fishery in the world (Hanchet, Horn and Stevenson, 2003).

Location of Southern Ocean Bottom longline toothfish fishery - high seas
 

Geographic reference:  Southern Ocean
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2007
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Longlines (not specified)
Fishery Area: Pacific Antarctic / 88.1; Pacific Antarctic / 88.2; Atlantic Antarctic / 48.6; Indian Antarctic 58.4.1;
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Harvested Resource
Target Species: Patagonian toothfish; Antarctic toothfish

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

Fishing Activity
 
Fishery Area
Depth zone: Abyssal ( >1000m).  

Geo References
Vessel Type
Longliners
Flag State
Argentina
Australia
Chile
Japan
Korea, Republic of
Namibia
New Zealand
Norway
Russian Federation
South Africa
Spain
United Kingdom
Ukraine
Uruguay
United States of America
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 24vessels2003-2004
Number of vessels 18vessels2004-2005
Number of vessels 19vessels2005-2006
Number of vessels 20vessels2006-2007
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 2605tonnes2003-2004
Catch 4594tonnes2004-2005
Catch 4680tonnes2005-2006
Catch 4582tonnes2006-2007
Management
 
Jurisdictional framework
Area of Competence: CCAMLR area of competence
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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