Last updated on 5 October 2016
Patagonian toothfish occurs in the Southern Ocean and on the South American Plateau. Several stock identification methods suggest the existence of at least four biological stock units within the wide Patagonian toothfish’s distribution (Appleyard et al., 2002; CCAMLR, 2004; Laptikhovsky et al., 2006; Ashford et al., 2012): a South American stock; a South Georgia Islands stock, a Macquarie Islands stock, and a Southern Indian Ocean Islands stock.
Within the Southern Indian Ocean Islands stock there are independent assessments units for Heard and McDonaldIslands, Kerguelen Islands and Crozet Islands (CCAMLR, 2015).
Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.
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MSC Certified on 3 September 2013
Principle Level Scores:
|Principle 1 – Target Species||81.3|
|Principle 2 – Ecosystem||83.0|
|Principle 3 – Management System||83.1|
Certification Type: Silver