|Marine Resource Fact Sheet|
|Alfonsino - Northeast Atlantic|
|Alfonsinos/Golden eye perch (Beryx spp.)|
|FAO Names: en - Alfonsinos nei, fr - Béryx nca, es - Alfonsinos nep, ru - Бериксы|
|Considered a single stock: Yes Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional|
Management unit: Yes Reference year: 2008
Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Slope (200 m - 1000 m). Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.
Jurisdictional distribution: Straddling between High Seas and EEZ
Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Considered a single stock: Yes
Scientific AdviceSingle-stock exploitation boundaries
The only new information available for these species is landings information and it is not sufficient to change the advice from 2006. The advice for 2009 and 2010 is therefore the same as the advice given in 2006: “Due to their spatial distribution associated with seamounts, their life history and their aggregation behaviour, alfonsinos are easily overexploited by trawl fishing; they can only sustain low rates of exploitation. Fisheries on such species should not be allowed to expand above current levels unless it can be shown that such expansion is sustainable. To prevent wiping out entire subpopulations that have not yet been mapped and assessed the exploitation of new seamounts should not be allowed.
Management unit: Yes
Biological State and Trend
Source of information
ICES. 2009. Report of the ICES Advisory Committee, 2009. ICES Advice, 2009.