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SIODFA produces a variety of documents that have differing levels of circulation.  Please contact the Executive Secretary to request reports

Press Releases

SIODFA & IUCN 2006.  Fishing Companies Announce World’s First Voluntary Closures to High-seas deepwater trawling.  Marine species protected in Eleven Deep-sea Areas of the Indian Ocean.  2pp.

SIODFA & IUCN 2006.  Fishing companies announce world’s first voluntary CLOSURE TO high-seas  deepwater trawling.  Questions & Answers About The Deep Seas And Benthic Protected Areas.  6pp.

SIODFA Meeting Reports

Anon.  2006.  Report of the Ad Hoc Meeting on Potential Management Initiatives of Deepwater Fisheries Operators in the Southern Indian Ocean .  Kameeldrift, South Africa, 22 – 25 May 2006 and Albion, Petite Rivière, Mauritius, 26 – 28 April 2006.[1]

SIODFA 2007.  Report of the Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association (SIODFA) Cape Town 22 – 24 January 2007.  33pp.

SIODFA 2007.  Report of the Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association.  31 October 2007.  Old Woolstore Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.  33pp.

SIODFA 2008.  Report of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepwater Fishers’ Association (SIODFA), February 2 -3, 2008.  St Anselmo Monastry, Aventino and Food & Agriculture Organization.  Rome, Italy.  23pp.

SIODFA 2008.  Report of the Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association.  Saturday 30 August 2008.  San Pio Hotel, Rome, Italy.  34pp.

SIODFA 2009. Report of the Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association, 24-25 March 2009. Ministry of Marine Resources, Avarua, Cook Islands.  35pp.

SIODFA 2010.  Report of the XthMeeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association.  24 – 26 May 2010.  Hotel Labourdonnais, Port Louis, Mauritius.  31pp.

SIODFA 2010.  Report.  Joint IIndSkippers’ Workshop of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association & Maritime Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.  Thursday, 22 – 23 September 2010.  Trailways Hotel, Nelson, New Zealand.  19pp.

SIODFA 2011.  Report of the XIth Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association, 23 – 24 August 2011.  La Plantation Hotel, Balaclava, Mauritius.  44pp.

SIODFA 2012.  Report of the XIIth General Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association, Clark’s Quay, Singapore.  2 - 3 April 2012.  29pp.

SIODFA 2013.  Report of the XIIIth General Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association.  14 - 15 May 2013, Hotel La Plantation, Balaclava, Mauritius.  35pp.

SIODFA 2013.  Report of the XIVth Special Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association.  Melbourne, Australia.  42pp.

SIODFA 2014.  Report of the XVth General Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association.  Port Louis, Mauritius.  33pp.

SIODFA 2015.  Report of the XVIth Special Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association.  Flic en Flac, Mauritius.  11pp.

SIODFA 2016  Report of the XVIIth General Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association.  Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.  46pp.

 Technical Papers

SIODFA 2007.  Analysis of Coral Bycatch by SIODFA Vessels in the Southern Indian Ocean, 2006- 2007.  Southern Indian Ocean Deepwater Fishers’ Association Tech. Rep. 07/01.  13 pp.

Shotton, R. 2008.  The Concept of “State” and Characteristics of Nationality in the Southern Indian Ocean Deep-sea Trawl Fishery.    SIODFA Tech. Rep. 08/01.  8pp.

SIODFA 2008.  Frequency Composition of Orange Roughy Sampled on Board the F.V. Ocean Explorer, Southern Indian Ocean, July and August 2007.  SIODFA Working Paper 08/1.  8pp.

Shotton, R. & G. Patchell 2008.  The Proposed “5-Mile” Move-on-rule in Deep-sea Trawl Fisheries of the Southern Indian Ocean: A Review of the Management Approach and Basis for the Requirement.  SIODFA Tech. Rep. 08/02.  12pp.

Shotton, R. 2008.  Characteristics of SIODFA Vessels Operating in the Southern Indian Ocean Deep-sea Trawl Fisheries.  SIODFA Tech. Rep. 08/04.  9pp.

D. McGibbon, G. Patchell, R. Shotton & P. Taylor 2008.  Conversion Factors for Determining Whole Weights from Processed Weights for Some Deepwater Fishes Caught in the Southern Indian Ocean.  SIODFA Tech. Rep. 08/05  13pp.

SIODFA & FAO 2009.  Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas.  A trawl Industry Perspective on the Internaitonal Guidelines for the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas.  FAO Fish. & Aquac. Circ. NO. 1036.  FIEP/C1036(En).  22pp.

Shotton, R.  2009.  Marine Observers and the Implications of Observer-Related Policies in the Management of Deepwater Fisheries in the Southern Indian Ocean.  SIODFA Tech. Rep. 08/03  8pp.

SIODFA 2013.  SIODFA Members’ Perceptions of Fisheries Policy, Management and Research Issues of Deepwater Fisheries in the Southern Indian Ocean to be Addressed and their Priorities.  SIODFA Technical Document 2013/05.  11pp.

SIODFA 2013.  Origin of the SIODFA Benthic Protected Areas Programme and Information Relating to these Areas.  SIODFA Technical Document 2013/06.  25pp.

Shotton, R. 2013.  Implications of a Conservation Regulation Governing Minimum Landed Sizes of Alfonsino in the Southern Indian Ocean Deepwater Fisheries.  SIODFA Tech. Rep. 13/01.  6 pp.

SIODFA 2013.  What to do about the Affects of Fishing on Coldwater Corals, Sponges and Similar Fragile Benthos.  Towards a SIODFA Conservation Position.  SIODFA Technical Document 2013/04.  3pp.

SIODFA 2013.  Review of the Role and Objectives of SIODFA.  SIODFA Tech. Rep. 13/08  5pp.

SIODFA 2013.  Origin of the SIODFA Benthic Protected Areas Programme and Information Relating to these Areas.  Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement 1stMeeting of Parties 18-19 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia.  SIODFA Technical Report 13/06.  24pp.

SIODFA 2013.  Progressing Conservation and Management Measures for the Deepwater Fisheries of the Southern Indian Ocean: Views and Recommendations of the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association.  October 2013.  SIODFA Technical Report 13/09.  6pp.

SIODFA 2013.  SIODFA Members’ Perceptions of Fisheries Policy, Management and Research Issues of Deepwater Fisheries in the Southern Indian Ocean to e Addressed and their Priorities.  SIODFA Technical Document 2013/02.  11pp.

Shotton, R. 2014.   Yield per Recruit Analysis of Alfonsino and Implications for their Management in the Southern Indian Ocean.  SIODFA Tech. Rep. 14/01.  16pp.

Shotton, R. 2014.  Age and Size at Maturity of Alfonsino and Implications for their Management in the Southern Indian Ocean.  SIODFA Tech. Rep. 14/02.  8pp.

Shotton, R. 2014.  Proposed Elements of a Fisheries Management Research Programme for Alfonsino in the Southern Indian Ocean Deepwater Fisheries.  Tech. Rep. 14/01.  5pp.

SIODFA 2015.  Expression of Concern by SIODFA on the Failure of SIOFA II to adopt Conservation and Management Measures.  Meeting of the Parties, SIOFA II, Flic en Flac, Mauritius, 17 – 20 March 2015. Working Document 2015/XVI-03.  4pp.

Shotton, R. 2016.  Bycatch of Corals, Sponges and Related Benthos An update of SIODFA Technical Report 07/01.  SIODFA Working Paper XVII 16/01. 6pp.

SIODFA 2016.  Southern Indian Ocean Deepwater Fisheries Association (SIODFA) Benthic Protected Areas in the SIOFA Area.  Technical Report XVII 16/05. 39pp.

Arangio, R. 2016.  Funding Procedure for the Australian Sub-Antarctic Fishery Assessment Plans.  SIODFA Tech. Rep. XVII 16/04. 4pp.

SIODFA 2016.  Realizing Possible Programmes of Relevance to Management of Deepwater Fisheries in the Southern Indian Ocean Using Funds of the GEF/FAO ABNJ Deep Seas Project (Sustainable Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation of Deep Sea Living Resources) in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction.  Working Paper XVII 15/05. 3pp.

SIODFA 2013.  SIODFA Members’ Perceptions of Fisheries Policy, Management and Research Issues of Deepwater Fisheries in the Southern Indian Ocean to be Addressed and their Priorities.  SIODFA Technical Document 2013/02.  11pp.

Related Reports and Presentations

Shotton, R. 2011.  Special Management Challenges of High-seas Deepwater Fisheries.  Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association.  April Special Issue - Industrias Pesqueras, Spain.

SIODFA 2010.  Application of An Ecosystem Approach to Management of a Deepwater High-seas Fishery in the Southern Indian Ocean.  World Summit on Fisheries Sustainability, Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Spain, FAO, Rome and Imperial College of London.  15 September 2009, Baiona, Spain.

Niklitschek, E & G. Patchell.  2008.  Preliminary Assessment of Orange Roughy in the Indian Sea from Industry Acoustics 2004-2006.  Universidad Austral de Chile and Sealord Group. Report CT 08-01.  15pp.

Shotton, R. (Comp.) 2006.  Management of Demersal Fisheries Resources of the Southern Indian Ocean.   Report of the fourth and fifth Ad Hoc Meetings on Potential Management Initiatives of Deepwater  Fisheries Operators in the Southern Indian Ocean (Kameeldrift East, South Africa, 12 – 19 February 2006 and Albion, Petitie Revière, Mauritius 26-28 April 2006) including specification of benthic protected areas and a 2006 programme of fisheries research.  FAO Fish. Circ. 1020.  90pp.

Joint Reports

FAO 2008.   Deep-sea fisheries in the high seas: a trawl industry perspective on the International Guidelines for the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas. FAO Fish. & Aquac. Circ. No. 1036. Rome, FAO. 22pp.

SIODFA Presentations

September 2009.  Practical application of ecosystem approach to high seas trawling in the Southern Indian Ocean.  World Summit on Fisheries Sustainability, Baiona, Spain.



[1]This meeting follow an initial organizational meeting  in Hobart, Australia in October, 2005.

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