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Southern Indian Ocean Deepwater gillnet/longline sharks fishery - SIOFA subarea 2
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Fishery report 2021
Southern Indian Ocean Deepwater gillnet/longline sharks fishery - SIOFA subarea 2
Fact Sheet Citation  
Owned bySouth Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) – more>>
Fishery life cycleThis fishery terminated on 2019.

Location of Southern Indian Ocean Deepwater gillnet/longline sharks fishery - SIOFA subarea 2

Geographic reference:  Southern Indian Ocean
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2020
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Set gillnets (anchored)  

Type of production system: Industrial
Fishery Area: SIOFA subarea 2;

Seasonality: Austral summer …

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Whiteleg skate; Gulper shark; Portuguese dogfish …  

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

Fishing Activity
Type of production system: Industrial   

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

Mainly in Subarea 2

Geo References for: SIOFA subarea 2
Vessel Type

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

Environmental limitations

Seasonal wheather conditions
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 2vessels2015-2021
Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA)
Mandate: Management.  
Area of Competence
Maritime Area: High seas.  
Status and Trends
Source of Information
Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA), Online, 22-26 March 2021.  Click to open
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