Swordfish – Imported, Longline and Gillnet
Swordfish are a large, migratory fish found in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They grow reasonably fast and mature quickly, typically within six years.
Longlines are the most common gear for catching swordfish worldwide, but in some areas gillnets are also used. These fishing methods result in the bycatch of threatened or endangered species, such as sea turtles, sharks and seabirds in large numbers. Management is lacking in most international fisheries.