Profile updated on 23 January 2023
Eastern Pacific Ocean stock
There is high uncertainty about the actual stock structure of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Pacific Ocean. According to (IATTC 2020), there might be as many as 6 different stocks, but the exact boundaries of these stocks, as well as their exchange rates, are currently uncertain. FishSource profiles for swordfish follow the stocks identified in (ISC 2014):
This profile deals with the Eastern Pacific Ocean stock (EPO) stock.
DATA DEFICIENT to ≥ 6