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BLACK SCABBARD FISHING by Alexandre Almeida (55 images)

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The black scabbardfish is a deep-sea teleost species with high commercial interest in the NE Atlantic. While it is caught by large offshore trawlers in the North of Europe, in the south it is captured by artisanal longlines. On the Portuguese continental slope, a longline fleet has been engaged in the capture of black scabbardfish for more than 20 years. The fishery is based on the port of Sesimbra, where a family type fishing community strives to keep catches profitable without altering the...
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