Atlantic Ocean, north-east (FAO 27)
Deelgebieden: Rockall, north-western coast of Scotland and Northern Ireland
Bottom otter trawl
The [fishing pressure] on black scabbard fish seems to be stable and at a sustainable level. This species is often found as bycatch.
The fishery with bottom otter trawls has a lot of bycatch and directly disrupts the bottom life. On the long-term this can lead to a change in the diversity of the habitat and [species composition] in sea.
The management of this fishery is only partly effective, mainly because good data are lacking.