FISH ARE BETWEEN 2 AND 6KG EACH
1. What is it?
Dorado (Coryphaena hippurus) are fast-growing, widely distributed fish with a short lifespan making them resilient to fishing pressure. No stock assessments have been conducted for Dorado in South Africa. Stock levels in Eastern Pacific Ocean are uncertain with some indications that it is not overfished.
2. How was it caught or farmed?
Dorado are caught using traditional rod and reel or handlines. In general, linefishing is a selective fishing method with few impacts on the marine environment. When fishing for resident reef fish species, the linefishery is likely to impact overfished, vulnerable or ETP species. However, when fishing for highly mobile pelagic species the impact is generally lower. Catches of un-managed bycatch species are moderate making up around 12% of the total catch.
South Africa -pelagic longline
Dorado are also caught as bycatch in the South African pelagic longline fishery. Pelagic longlines consists of a double-line system suspended at different depths covered in baited hooks and which are several kilometers long
3. Where is it from?
Dorado is caught all along the coast of South Africa
South Africa – Pelagic longline
Dorado are caught by South Africa in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.