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    Regional catch analysis of the longline fishery of Dissostichus eleginoides (Pisces: Nototheniidae) in Chile

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    C. Lemaitre, P. Rubilar, P. Gebauer and C.A. Moreno (Chile)
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    Capture statistic analyses from the different regions of Chile where fishery of patagonian toothfish (Bacalao de profundidad), Dissostichus eleginoides, has been developed are based in statistics published by the SERNAP (National Fishery Service). It shows that activity has lasted few years in each geographic region considered. As captures have decreased in the northern zone, the artisanal fleet has migrated towards south, concentrating actually in the X Region of Chile and we attract attention that, during the last years, a worrying by catch of factory boulterer vessels dedicated to the austral hake ( Merluccius australis ) have increased its captures in the most southern Region.