SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Xiphias gladius

SPECIES NAME(s)

Swordfish

The best available scientific information from genetic and fishery data indicates that the swordfish of the northeastern Pacific Ocean and the southeastern Pacific Ocean constitute two distinct stocks (IATTC 2012) (ICAAT 2016).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Swordfish populations in the southeastern Pacific Ocean appear to be healthy as total catch reported in the eastern Pacific Ocean has been fluctuating around the estimated MSY. 

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 6