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Are deepwater fisheries sustainable? — the example of orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) in New Zealand

Are deepwater fisheries sustainable? — the example of orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) in New Zealand

The deep sea environment is generally regarded as being one of low energy and productivity. Species exploited at depths of over 600 m like orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus), oreos (e.g. Allocyttus niger, Pseudocyttus maculatus), and macrourid rattails (e.g. Coryphaenoides rupestris, Macrourus berglax) have slow growth rates and high longevity compared to traditional commercial species from the continental shelf. They have low levels of...

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