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Project H.7.e - South EPO swordfish monitoring and research

01 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025

Program(s) in charge: Stock Assessment Program
  • Monitor the South EPO swordfish using indicators
  • Continue the research for improving the assessments
  • The South EPO swordfish stock benchmark assessment was finalized in 2023.
  • The stock needs to be monitored due to the increase in catches and indices. Several hypotheses may explain this pattern, it is not clear which one is more likely.
  • Collaborative research with CPCs should be continued to improve the understanding about this stock and its fisheries
Relevance for management
The stock assessment is needed to provide management advice
Workplan and status
  • Exploratory data analysis for the Ecuadorian fleet
  • Improvement on indices of abundance
  • Report to SAC
External collaborators
Scientists from Chile, European Union, Peru, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, China and the Pacific Community (SPC)
Documents for SAC-15 and SAC-16