Profile updated on 21 March 2022

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Coryphaena hippurus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Common dolphinfish, Mahi-mahi

Common dolphinfish in the international trade is known as mahi-mahi. This species is bycatch of several fisheries such as those targeting neritic tuna and skipjack using purse seine, pole and line, handline and longline (Chodrijah and Nugroho 2017) (Hartaty and Amalia C 2015).  Mahi-mahi are oceanic, highly migratory, and geographically exist in tropical and subtropical waters (Froese and Pauly 2019).  It is one of the most important species in artisanal fisheries around the world. 


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Commercial fishers have a legal obligation to report information about their fishing activities (including bycatches and interactions with ETP species) in a compulsory daily logbook.
  • Pole and line fishing gear is acknowledged as environmentally friendly fishing. 

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

< 6

Managers Compliance:

< 6

Fishers Compliance:

< 6