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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Large pelagics fishery
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Fishery Resources Report 2016
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Large pelagics fishery
Fact Sheet Citation  
Large pelagics
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Overview: Pirogues and powered canoes are the primary vessels used in this fishery. Pelagic species are mainly caught by trolling lured hooks while baited drift lines (which can extend to > 100m depth) are also utilized.

Location of  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Large pelagics fishery
 

Geographic reference:   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2014
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Hooks and lines
Type of production system: Artisanal
Fishery Area: Saint Vincent/Grenadines


Harvested Resource
Target Species: Common dolphinfish; King mackerel; Yellowfin tuna
Associated Species: Blue marlin; Atlantic sailfish; Swordfish

Means of Production
Vessel Type: Other fishing vessels
Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume

Fishing Activity
Type of production system: Artisanal   

Fishery Area
Horizontal distribution: Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geo References
Vessel Type
Other fishing vessels
Pirogues and powered canoes are the primary vessels used in this fishery.


Flag State
Saint Vincent/Grenadines
Fishing Gear
Hooks and lines
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionLanded Volume 54.4 (Coryphaena hippurus) 21.8 (Scomberomorus cavalla) 23.1 (Thunnus albacares)tonnes2014
Management
Management unit: Yes

Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Mandate: Management.  
Area under national jurisdiction: Saint Vincent/Grenadines
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
Source of Information
 
Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Personal communication, January 2016.  Click to openhttp://www.agriculture.gov.vc/agriculture/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=88
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