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Southern Indian Ocean Bottom trawl orange roughy fishery - SIOFA waters
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Fishery report 2023
Southern Indian Ocean Bottom trawl orange roughy fishery - SIOFA waters
Fact Sheet Citation  
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Location of Southern Indian Ocean Bottom trawl orange roughy fishery - SIOFA waters

Geographic reference:  Southern Indian Ocean
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2021
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Bottom trawls (nei)
Type of production system: Industrial
Fishery Area: SIOFA area of competence
Seasonality: Austral summer …

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Orange roughy
Associated Species: Splendid alfonsino; Alfonsinos nei; Black cardinal fish …  

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

Fishing Activity
Type of production system: Industrial   

Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Temperate.   Depth zone: Slope (200 m - 1000 m).   Horizontal distribution: Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Demersal.  

Associated with seafloor/features

Geo References for: SIOFA area of competence
Vessel Type

Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
Flag State
Cook Islands
Austral summer (December-February) and winter (June-July)

Environmental limitations

Seasonal weather conditions
Mauritius, South Africa
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 2vessels2015-2021
ProductionCatch 881tonnes2021
Catch 1 129.6tonnes2020
Catch 1 272.5tonnes2019
Catch 822.9tonnes2018
Catch 1 118.4tonnes2017
Catch 378.8tonnes2016
Catch 1 339.8tonnes2015
Catch 1 194.8tonnes2014
Catch 1 391.1tonnes2013
Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA)
Mandate: Management.  
Area of Competence
Maritime Area: High seas.  
Source of Information
SIOFA Secretariat (2023). Overview of SIOFA Fisheries 2023. Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA), 64 pp.  Click to open
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