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industrial fisheries

Alternative name(s): large-scale fisheries

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Industrial fisheries are defined as a category of capture fishery that generally present (some of) the following characteristics: (i) high capital equipment and expenditure, (ii) highly level of mechanization, motorization and onboard processing, (iii) large vessel size (> 24 m and > 50 GT), (iv) based on a business more vertically integrated, with generally global market access, (v) operating offshore on a multi-days basis.

Sustainable use assessment see Chapter 1