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Oilfish - Southern Indian Ocean
Fact Sheet Title  Fact Sheet
Stock status report 2023
Oilfish - 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: 2021
Habitat Bio
Climatic Zone: Temperate.   Depth Zone: Slope (200 m - 1000 m).   Horizontal Dist: Oceanic.   Vertical Dist: Pelagic.  

Geo Dist
Geo Dist: High Seas Purely

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Regional

Water Area Overview
Aq Res Struct
Biological Stock: No

Southwest Indian Ocean Pelagic longline oilfish fishery - SIOFA waters
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 2 714tonnes2021
Catch 6 833.3tonnes2020
Catch 4 437.4tonnes2019
Catch 6 713.3tonnes2018
Catch 8 024.5tonnes2017
Catch 7 901.1tonnes2016
Catch 3 329.2tonnes2015
Catch 0.171tonnes2014
Catch 9.3tonnes2013
Bio Assess

Not assessed
Management unit: No
SIOFA Secretariat (2023). Overview of SIOFA Fisheries 2023. Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA), 64 pp.  Click to open
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