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Antarctic toothfish - Southeast Atlantic
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Resource report 2021
Antarctic toothfish - Southeast Atlantic
Fact Sheet Citation  
Dissostichus mawsoni - Subarea 48.6
Owned byCommission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) – More
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FAO Names: en - Antarctic toothfish, fr - Légine antarctique, es - Austromerluza antártica, ru - Клыкач антарктический

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

As a data-limited fishery, this fishery does not have such estimates.
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Polar.   Depth zone: Abyssal ( >1000m).   Horizontal distribution: Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Demersal.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: High Seas Purely

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes


  Southern Ocean Toothfish fishery - Southeast Atlantic (Subarea 48.6)
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 333tonnes2020
Catch 376tonnes2019
Catch 517tonnes2018
Catch 435tonnes2017
Catch 232tonnes2016
Catch 188tonnes2015
Catch 145tonnes2014
Catch 275tonnes2013
Catch 375tonnes2012
Catch 317 (quarantined data:42)tonnes2011
Catch 243 (quarantined data:100)tonnes2010
Catch 93 (quarantined data:173)tonnes2009
Catch 11tonnes2008
Catch 34tonnes2007
Catch 63tonnes2006
Catch 2tonnes2005

Research plans for data-limited fisheries are reviewed annually.
Assessment Model
Type:  Others
Development of integrated assessment

Stock biomass and catch limits in data-limited fisheries are estimated using the trend analysis.
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
CCAMLR. 2021. Fishery Report 2020: Dissostichus mawsoni in Subarea 48.6.  Click to open
CCAMLR. 2021. Fishery Summary 2020: Dissostichus mawsoni in Subarea 48.6.  Click to open
CCAMLR. 2020. Conservation Measure 41-04 (2020). Limits on the exploratory fishery for Dissostichus mawsoni in Statistical Subarea 48.6 in the 2020/21 season.  Click to open
CCAMLR. 2021. CCAMLR’s approach to data-limited exploratory toothfish fisheries: the trend analysis (2020).  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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