This report describes market sampling of swordfish and large tunas during 2014–15 to 2016–17. The programme is effective in collecting processed weights for most of the swordfish and large tunas caught in northern fisheries by domestic longliners. The percentage of fish sampled is adequate to avoid the need for scaling for the key species. Seasonal sampling of catch and spatial coverage of effort appears to be reasonably representative of the domestic fleet.
FAR 2022/59 Commercial catch sampling programme for highly migratory species in 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17
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