Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Deep water sharks - Southern Indian Ocean
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Stock status report 2022
Deep water sharks - Southern Indian Ocean
Fact Sheet Citation  
Owned bySouth Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) – More
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Geographic extent of Deep water sharks - Southern Indian Ocean
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Regional
Management unit: No        Reference year: 2020
Biological State and Trend

Previous risk assessment in 2019, new risk assessment underway in 2022.
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Temperate.   Depth zone: Slope (200 m - 1000 m).   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: No


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

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