CoverFAO FISHERIES PROCEEDINGS   3/2
Deep Sea 2003: Conference on the Governance and Management of Deep-sea Fisheries.
Part 2: Conference poster papers and workshop papers.
Queenstown, New Zealand, 1–5 December 2003
Dunedin, New Zealand, 27–29 November 2003.
Edited by
Ross Shotton
Fishery Resource Officer
Marine Resource Service
Fishery Resources Division
FAO Fisheries Department

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CONTENTS



Cover photo:
Stern view of the fishing trawler Austral Leader (owned by Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd, Perth) which was built in 1967 in Bordeaux, France. This photo was taken around Heard Island, Australia, in 1997
Courtesy of Captain Geiri Petursson

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CONTENTS

Preface

Abstract

POSTER PAPERS

THEME 1:ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEM BIOLOGY,HABITAT AND DIVERSITY,OCEANOGRAPHY

Deep-sea fish diversity around Taiwan, Province of China
H.M. Yeh, M.L. Chiou, Y.C. Liao, H.C. Ho, T.H. Wu, P.F. Lee and C.H. Chang

Distribution and length-weight compositions of some rare deep-sea fishes from Oreosomatidae, Notacanthidae, and Zoarcidae families in the Pacific waters off the northern Kuril islands and southeastern Kamchatka, Russia
A.M. Tokranov, A.M. Orlovand I.A. Biryukov

Seasonality in fish community and population structure on the continental slope of the Western Mediterranean
J. Moranta, M. Palmer, E. Massutí, B. Morales-Nin and C. Stefanescu

NORFANZ biodiversity survey uncovers mysteries of the deep
M.R. Clark and C. Roberts

On the diversity, population ecology and biogeography of myctophidae
R.M. Wienerroither, F. Uiblein, F. Bordes, T. Moreno, J.G. Nielsen, T. Sutton and M. Youngbluth

Spatial pattern of demersal fish in the upper continental slope off Northeast Atlantic in Moroccan waters
A. Faraj and H. Masski

Seamount fishes - species composition on seamounts and adjacent slope
D. Tracey, B. Bull, M.Clark and K.Mackay

Peruvian deep ocean potential resources: fishes and shrimps
A. Kameya, M. Romero and S. Zacarías

The deep ocean biodiversity of the Peruvian sea: fishes and invertebrates - Peruvian activities
A. Kameya, M. Romero and S. Zacarías

The biology of deep-sea fishes: A review for the Mediterranean
J. Moranta, E. Massutí, B. Morales-nin and C. Stefanescu

In situ observations of the scavenging fauna of the South Georgia slope
M.A. Collins, I. Everson, R. Patterson, P.M. Bagley, C. Yau, M. Belchier and S. Hawkins

Towards an international census of marine life research program on seamounts
K.I. Stocks and G.W. Boehlert

Environmental assessment of fisheries - working towards an ecologically sustainable future
V. Wilkinson

Gulf Stream and formation of intraspecific structure in fishes of northeast Atlantic
G.G. Novikov, A.N. Stroganov, V.N. Shibanov and M.S. Shevelev

THEME 2: POPULATION BIOLOGY AND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT

Biological and genetic characteristics of redfish Sebastes mentella of the irminger sea and adjacent waters
G.G. Novikov, A.N. Stroganov, V.N.Shibanov and S.P. Melnikov

Inter-and intraspecific variation of eyespot formation in the secondary deep-sea fish genus Neobythites (Ophidiidae, Ophidiiformes)
F. Ublein and J.G. Nielsen

The yellow squat lobster (Cervimunida johni) fishery off Northern Chile, 1994–2001
E. Acuña, J. C. Villarroel, A. Bodini and M. Andrade

A note on the reproductive biology of the longnose el et dogfish (Centroscymnus crepidater) from the Northeast Atlantic
C.P. Nolan and F. Hogan

A note on the fecundity and reproductive capability of orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus Collett 1889) on the Porcupine bank, Northeast Atlantic
C. Minto and C.P. Nolan

Deepwater trawl and longline sampling levels
L. Borges, M. Clarke, E. Rogan and R. Officer

The estimation of catch levels for new orange roughy fisheries on seamounts: a meta-analysis of seamount data
M. Clark, B. Bull and D. Tracey

How old are these deep-sea species? Applying improved techniques to validate longevity
L. Paul, D. Tracey, H. Neil, P. Horn, A. Andrews and R. Sparks

An overview of the orange roughy (Hoplostethus sp.) fishery off Chile
I. Payá, M. Montecinos, V. Ojeda and L. Cid

The crystal crab fishery in Western Australia: first steps in the development of a sustainable deepwater crab fishery
R. Melville-Smith, R. Gould and L. Bellchambers

Diets and feeding habits of three halibut species in the northwestern Pacific
A.M. Orlov and I.N. Moukhametov

THEME 3: HARVESTING AND CONSERVATION STRATEGIES FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Effects of artificial light on trawl catch and behaviour of Greenland halibut in front of trawl
O.T. Albert, A.-B. Salberg, M. Zaferman and G.P.Tarasova

Spatial structure and encounter rate of Greenland halibut in front of bottom-trawls
O.T. Albert, A. Harbitz, R.B. Larsen and K.-E. Karlsen

A new approach to control and manage the Argentine fishery of Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides)
O.C. Wöhler, P.A. Martínez and G.A. Verazay

By catch in the orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) fishery on the South Tasman Rise
O.F. Anderson and M. Clark

By catch and discards in major New Zealand deepwater fisheries
O.F. Anderson, M. Clark and D. Gilbert

Characterizing natural and reaction behaviour of large mid-slope fish species: consequences for catchability
P. Lorance, V.M. Trenkel and F. Uiblein

THEME 4: TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

Mapping the deepsea: the application of “swath” multibeam data to fisheries
M. Clark, I. Wright, R. Garlick, K. Mackay and M. Dunkin

THEME 6: REVIEW OF EXISTING POLICIES AND INSTRUMENTS

Trade-related measures as tools in the management of deep-sea fisheries - opportunities and problems
M. Haward and T. Potts

WORKSHOP PAPERS

ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF DEEPWATER FISHERIES - SYNOPSIS

Biological parameters of deepwater fishes
J.D.M. Gordon

The fishery management process for deepwater fisheries in New Zealand: now and in the future
K. Graham, C. Gallagher and R. Tinkler

Hyperdepletion in orange roughy fisheries
A. Hicks

Issues in the management of high seas orange roughy fisheries in the New Zealand region
J. Annala and M. Clark

Description of the age-structured production model (ASPM) assessment methodology used for the Namibian orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) and the South African Prince Edward islands Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus liginoides)
A. Brandão and D.S. Butterworth

High seas resource management: some discussion of the Madagascar ridge, Western Indian Ocean
M. Mayekiso, A. Naidoo and R. Leslie

MANAGEMENT OF DEEPWATER ARTISANAL AND SMALL SCALE FISHERIES - SYNOPSIS

Research and management systems for tropical deepwater demersal fish resources - a case study from northwestern Australia
S.J. Newman

The Timor Reef trap and line fishery
J. Lloyd

Evaluation of the activity of the maltese small-scale fishing fleet
M. Camilleri

Deepwater snapper fishing gear and techniques used in the Pacific region
L. Chapman

Deepwater bottom fisheries of Fiji
R.M. Stone

Shore-based handling and processing of deepwater fish in Fiji
R.M. Stone

Status of deep-sea line fisheries other than for tuna species in the Philippines
J.O. Dickson

Bottomfish management and monitoring in the main Hawaiian islands
W.N. Ikehara

Biological data and stock assessment methodologies for deep-slope bottomfish resources in the Hawaiian archipelago
R.B. Moffitt

Management of the northwestern Hawaiian islands deep-slope bottomfish and seamount groundfish resources
M. Mitsuyasu

Assessment and management of snappers in the tropical Australasian region
C.M. Dichmont and S.J.M. Blaber

Azorean deepwater fishery: ecosystem, species, fisheries and management approach aspects
M.R. Pinho and G. Menezes

CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF DEEP-SEA CHONDRICHTHYAN FISHES - SYNOPSIS

Biology of exploited deepwater sharks west of Ireland and Scotland
M. Clarke

Utilization of deepwater dogfishes in Australia
S.B. Irvine, J.D. Stevens and L.J.B. Laurenson

The conservation status of deep-sea chondrichthyan fishes
R.D. Cavanagh and P.M. Kyne

Preliminary investigation of artisanal deep-sea chondrichthyan fisheries in Eastern Indonesia
W.T. White, Fahmi, Dharmadi and I.C. Potter

Contribution to the knowledge of the biology of Etmopterus spinax (linnaeus 1758) (Chondrichthyes, Etmopteridae)
F. Serena, E. Cecchi, C. Mancusi and R. Pajetta

Catch composition and abundance of deep-sea elasmobranchs based on the MEDITS trawl surveys
F. Serena, R. Baino, J. Rey, C. Papacostantinou and G. Relini

Aspects of the biology of two deepwater sharks Centrophorus quamosus and Centroscymnus coelolepis from Hatton bank and the mid-Atlantic Ridge
N.-R. Hareide, G. Garnes, G. Langedal and M. Clark

MARINE BIOPROSPECTING - SYNOPSIS

Bioprospecting in the high seas - Summary
J. Green

Political, legal, scientific and financial aspects of marine biodiscovery programmes
D.J. Newman and G.M. Cragg

Bioprospecting and the genetic resources of hydrothermal vents on the high seas. What is the existing legal position? Where are we heading and what are our options?
D.K. Leary