Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Patagonian toothfish - South Georgia
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Resource report 2021
Patagonian toothfish - South Georgia
Fact Sheet Citation  
Dissostichus eleginoides - Subarea 48.3
Owned byCommission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) – More
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FAO Names: en - Patagonian toothfish, fr - Légine australe, es - Austromerluza negra, ru - Клыкач патагонский

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
Geographic extent of Patagonian toothfish - South Georgia
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2020
Biological State and Trend

Assessment of the Patagonian toothfish (D. eleginoides) in Subarea 48.3 indicates that the current status of the stock is at 50% of B0. Spawning biomass has been relatively constant in recent years (WG-FSA-19/28).
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Polar.   Depth zone: Abyssal ( >1000m).   Horizontal distribution: Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Demersal.  

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes

Southern Ocean Toothfish fishery - South Georgia (Subarea 48.3)
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 1884tonnes2020
Catch 2124tonnes2019
Catch 1950tonnes2018
Catch 2195tonnes2017
Catch 2196tonnes2016
Catch 2195tonnes2015
Catch 2180tonnes2014
Catch 2094tonnes2013
Catch 1836tonnes2012
Catch 1732tonnes2011
Catch 2518tonnes2010
Catch 3382tonnes2009
Catch 3862tonnes2008
Catch 3539tonnes2007
Catch 3546tonnes2006
Catch 3030tonnes2005
Catch 4460tonnes2004
Catch 7493tonnes2003
Catch 5453tonnes2002
Catch 3916tonnes2001
Catch 5067tonnes2000
Catch 3660tonnes1999
Catch 2848tonnes1998
Catch 3724tonnes1997
Catch 3297tonnes1996
Catch 3082tonnes1995
Catch 639tonnes1994
Catch 4018tonnes1993
Catch 3986tonnes1992
Catch 270tonnes1991
Catch 5023tonnes1990
Catch 3577tonnes1989
Catch 584tonnes1988
Catch 130tonnes1987
Catch 7tonnes1986
Catch -tonnes1985
Catch 3tonnes1984
Catch -tonnes1983
Catch -tonnes1982
Catch 7tonnes1981
Catch 64tonnes1980

Assessments are reviewed biennially, the last assessment was in 2019.
Assessment Model
Type:  Age-structured

The stock of D. eleginoides in Subarea 48.3 is assessed using an age-structured, two-fleet, CASAL integrated stock assessment model.
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
CCAMLR. 2021. Fishery Report 2020: Dissostichus eleginoides in Subarea 48.3.  Click to open
CCAMLR. 2021. Fishery Summary 2020: Dissostichus eleginoides in Subarea 48.3.  Click to open
CCAMLR. 2020. Conservation Measure 41-02 (2019). Limits on the fishery for Dissostichus eleginoides in Statistical Subarea 48.3 in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.  Click to open
CCAMLR 2020. Report of the Thirty-ninth Meeting of the Commission. CCAMLR-39. Virtual Meeting. 27 – 30 October 2020.  Click to open
CCAMLR 2020. Report of the Thirty-ninth Meeting of the Scientific Committee. SC-CAMLR-39. Virtual Meeting. 26 October 2020.  Click to open
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