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Northwest Atlantic Trawl redfish fishery - high seas
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas 2009
Northwest Atlantic Trawl redfish fishery - high seas
Fact Sheet Citation  
Trawl fishery targeting redfish - high seas
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Overview: This fishery takes place both inside and outside the EEZ of Greenland and outside the EEZ of Canada with a total catch of some 20 000 to 30 000 tonnes over the past few years. It is unknown how much of this is taken on the high seas.

Location of Northwest Atlantic Trawl redfish fishery - high seas

Geographic reference:  Northwest Atlantic
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2006
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear:
Fishery Area: Atlantic, Northwest / 21.1.F; Atlantic, Northwest / 21.2.J; Greenland

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Beaked redfish

Means of Production
Vessel Type: Trawlers

Fishing Activity
Fishery Area

Geo References
Vessel Type
Flag State
Russian Federation
Faroe Islands
Fishing Gear

Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO)
Area of Competence: NAFO area of competence
Maritime Area: High seas.  
Management Body/Authority(ies): Ministry of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture 
Area under national jurisdiction: Greenland
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
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 open
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