SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Xiphias gladius

SPECIES NAME(s)

Swordfish

In the north Pacific Ocean there are two stocks of swordfish. The populations are separated by a diagonal boundary that runs from Baja California to the Equator (ISCBWG 2014). Within the eastern Pacific Ocean there are two stocks of swordfish: northeastern Pacific Ocean and southeastern Pacific Ocean (IATTC 2017). Within the north Pacific EPO region, swordfish are assessed as a stock from the area north of 100N and west of 1400(IATTC 2017).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • The biomas of swordfish in the northeastern Pacific Ocean is healthy and fishing mortality rates are stable.

    FISHSOURCE SCORES

    Management Quality:

    Management Strategy:

    < 6

    Managers Compliance:

    ≥ 6

    Fishers Compliance:

    ≥ 6