Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Deep water sharks - Southern Indian Ocean
Fact Sheet Title  Fact Sheet
Stock status report 2022
Deep water sharks - Southern Indian Ocean
Fact Sheet Citation  
Owned bySouth Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) – ownership
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Species List:
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Aq Res
Biological Stock: No         Value: Regional
Management unit: No        Reference year: 2020
Aq Res State Trend

Previous risk assessment in 2019, new risk assessment underway in 2022.
Habitat Bio
Climatic Zone: Temperate.   Depth Zone: Slope (200 m - 1000 m).   Horizontal Dist: Oceanic.   Vertical Dist: Demersal.  

Geo Dist
Geo Dist: High Seas Purely

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Regional

Water Area Overview
Aq Res Struct
Biological Stock: No


Since 2019 not an exploited resource. Southern Indian Ocean Deepwater gillnet/longline sharks fishery
Bio Assess

Not assessed
Management unit: No
SIOFA Secretariat (2022). Overview of SIOFA Fisheries 2022. Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA), 50 pp.  Click to open
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