Any Conservation Measures that are implemented are a balance between sustainable management and enabling industry to maximise their efforts. Following are few examples of regularly used measures:
- We have an area to the northwest of the FICZ/FOCZ (commonly known as ‘the Hake box’) which is traditionally closed for 4-5 months of the year, to vessels not fishing under an ‘A’ licence.
- We also have a smaller area to the southwest of the FICZ which we have had to close occasionally in order to protect the Toothfish and Grenadier by-catch.
- We monitor the trend in catches in the Loligo (Squid) fishery and the impact of those catches on the biomass which sometimes, unfortunately, leads to the early closure of the fishery
- We implemented usage of bird scaring lines, fix aerial arrays and seal exclusion devices to minimize bird and mammal bycatch
BSL streamer recommendation (06/2020)
Compassionate Part Fishing Day (07/2020)
Conservation Measure for Loligo 2020 (01/2020)
Discard Management (06/2020)
Loligo fishery - early entry (only 2020) (07/2020)
Loligo fishery - SED deployment (07/2020)
Loligo Licence Briefings (07/2020)
Skate fishery - Mesh size recommendation (09/2020)
Positive Covid cases on vessels (02/2021)
Loligo fishery - closure of area (04/2021)
Loligo fishery - Management without MMO (05/2021)