Corsica common dentex longline fishery

Overview

ZONE DE PECHE : Corse (GSA 8)

STOCK AREA: Corsica (GSA 8)

SPECIES

Common dentex, Dentex dentex

FISHING GEAR

Bottom longline

Fishery

This fishery uses bottom longlines, fishing gear consisting of a main line to which leaders with baited hooks are attached at regular intervals. The longline is anchored to the sea floor.

95% of dentex longline fishing takes place in autumn and winter.

Pre-assessment results

Results of the MSC pre-assessment, conducted using the precautionary principle (bar filled = benchmark achieved). Only some of the data is presented here. For a full listing of the results, please visit the Medfish website.

 

STRENGTHS

POINTS FOR IMPROVEMENT

  • Selective gear with low impact on benthic habitats
  • Research programmes, both planned and ongoing
  • Catch monitoring in place for commercial and recreational fisheries in marine protected areas
  • Species is considered vulnerable
  • Stock biomass monitoring required
  • Harvesting strategy and harvest control rules to be defined 
  • Lack of data on landings by gear and for recreational fisheries
  • Strategy to minimise impact on threatened, endangered and protected species to be defined

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