Last updated on 5 October 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Dissostichus eleginoides

SPECIES NAME(s)

Patagonian toothfish

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).


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

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Managers Compliance:

10

Fishers Compliance:

10

Stock Health:

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Health:

9

Future Health:

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FIPS

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CERTIFICATIONS

  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) toothfish:

    MSC Recertified

  • SARPC toothfish:

    MSC Certified

Fisheries

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.

ASSESSMENT UNIT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Crozet Islands CCAMLR 58.6 and 51 .7 France Bottom-set longlines
Heard Island and McDonald Islands CCAMLR 58.5.2 Australia Bottom trawls
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Kerguelen Islands CCAMLR 58.5.1 France Bottom-set longlines

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 28 June 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Work actively to address and close out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery in the agreed timeframe.
2. Report achievements publicly to share progress with buyers.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met.
2. Express your support to help meet conditions that may be at a government/regulatory level (where applicable). Please contact the relevant SFP Sector Group or Supplier Roundtable for more specific information.

1.STOCK STATUS

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FishSource Scores

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MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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STOCK HEALTH:

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

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NAME

Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) toothfish

STATUS

MSC Recertified on 16 March 2012

SCORES

This fishery was recertified in July 2017.

Principle Level Scores:

Principle   Trawl   Longline
Principle 1 – Target Species 96.3
Principle 2 – Ecosystem 94.0 93.0
Principle 3 – Management System 96.8

Certification Type: Platinum

Sources

Credits

 

  1. Appleyard, S.A.; Ward, R.D.; Williams, R. 2002. Population structure of the Patagonian toothfish around Heard, McDonald and Macquarie Islands. Antarctic Science 14 (4), 11 pp.http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=139800&jid=ANS&volumeId=14&issueId=04&aid=139799
  2. Ashford, J.R., Fach, B.A., Arkhipkin, A.I., Jones, C.M. 2012. Testing early life connectivity supplying a marine fishery around the Falkland Islands. Fisheries Research 121-122, 9 pp.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165783612000549
  3. CCAMLR, 2004. Population Genetic Structure of Patagonian toothfish in the West Indian Ocean Sector of the Southern Ocean. CCAMLR Science, Vol. 11. 12 pp.https://www.ccamlr.org/en/system/files/science_journal_papers/02appleyard-etal.pdf
  4. CCAMLR, 2009. REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON FISH STOCK ASSESSMENT (Hobart, Australia, 12 to 23 October 2009) - Annex 5. 134 pp. https://www.ccamlr.org/en/system/files/e-sc-xxviii-a5.pdf
  5. CCAMLR, 2009. Appendix O: Fishery Report: Dissostichus eleginoides Kerguelen Islands  (Division 58.5.1). Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). 12 pp. https://www.ccamlr.org/en/system/files/appO_0.pdf
  6. CCAMLR, 2010. Appendix P: Fishery Report: Dissostichus eleginoides Heard Island (Division 58.5.2). Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). 29 pp. https://www.ccamlr.org/en/system/files/appP_0.pdf
  7. CCAMLR, 2015. Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources – Fishery Reports 2014. [Accessed on 2 September 2015].https://www.ccamlr.org/en/publications/fishery-reports-2014
  8. Daume, S., Morison, A., 2014. The Australian Hear Island & McDonald Islands Patagonian Toothfish fishery. 2nd Annual Surveillance. SCS Global Services. 31pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/southern-ocean/heard_island_and_mcdonald_islands_himi_toothfish/assessment-downloads-1/20140827_SR_TOO227.pdf
  9. des Clers, S., Sieben, C, Gascoigne, J., 2014. Surveillance Visit report for SARPC Kerguelen Toothfish Fishery (Dissostichus eleginoides). MacAlister Elliott and Partners Ltd, August 2014. 24pp http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/southern-ocean/sarpc_toothfish/assessment-downloads-1/20141010_SR_TOO139.pdf
  10. MacAlister Elliott and Partners (MEP), 2013. MSC Public Certification Report - Fishery for toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) by SARPC in Kerguelen. August 2013. 328pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/southern-ocean/sarpc_toothfish/assessment-downloads-1/20130829_PCR_TOO139.pdf
  11. Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), 2012. MSC Public Certification Report: The Australian Heard Island & McDonald Islands Patagonian Toothfish Fishery. March 2012, 128pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/southern-ocean/heard_island_and_mcdonald_islands_himi_toothfish/assessment-downloads-1/SS-F_RPT_PCR_HIMI_toothfish031312.pdf
  12. Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), 2013. The Australian Heard Island & McDonald Islands Patagonian Toothfish Fishery: 2013 Annual Surveillance. July 2013. 26pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/southern-ocean/heard_island_and_mcdonald_islands_himi_toothfish/assessment-downloads-1/20130723_SR_TOO227.pdf
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