Profile updated on 26 November 2018

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