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    KRILL FISHERY REPORT: 2008 UPDATE

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    Document Number:
    WG-EMM-08/05
    Author(s):
    Secretariat
    Abstract

    As reported to the CCAMLR Secretariat, 6 vessels from 5 Contracting Parties are fishing for krill in Area 48 in the 2007/08 season, and these vessels have taken 84110 t of krill to date. The preliminary estimate of the total catch of krill for the season is approximately 108343 t. This compares with 104586 t of krill reported in the STATLANT data for 2006/07. With the exception of Poland, all Contracting Parties have submitted complete sets of haul-by-haul data for 2006/07. The report includes: Availability of fishery and observer data; Time series of catch by season, Contracting Party and small-scale management unit; Species composition of by-catch; Occurrence of incidental catches of seabirds and mammals; Consideration of the Conservation Measures in force in the fishery. Reference information on stock and areas, and parameters used in stock assessment are also included.

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