Review of an assessment of the stock of black scabbardfish (Aphanopus spp.) around Madeira
The report presented contains useful background information relating to the Madeira deep-water longline fishery for black scabbardfish (Aphanopus carbo). Updated data on landings (in tonnes and number), capacity (number of vessels) and fishing effort (expressed as millions of hooks) are presented for the years 2000 to 2013 as well as the resultant LPUE.
In addition, information on the length distribution of the commercial landings (2000 to 2013), maturity ogives, and the estimated age composition of catches per year is also presented. All the data are presented graphically and are not tabulated.