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Profile updated on 23 January 2023

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Xiphias gladius

SPECIES NAME(s)

Swordfish

Currently, a single assessment unit is considered for this species in the Indian Ocean by the IOTC. However, taking into account the updated information regarding swordfish stock structure, as well as the differential CPUE and biomass trends between regions, the Working Group on Billfiishes is considering the feasibility of including a multi-stock assessment in 2023 (IOTC 2021). This profile refers to the Indian Ocean Assessment Unit.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Interim target and limit reference points for the swordfish in the Indian Ocean have been adopted by the IOTC (Res 15/10).

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 6