Silver Scabbardfish


Habitat: the swordfish-whites living in the water column and along the rocky bottoms in depths ranging between 150 m and 500 m.

Principal fishing methods: Handline and bottom longline.

Biology: the maximum reported size of 210 cm (8 kg). Is estimated that the minimum population doubling time is between 1.4 and 4.4 years. The maximum age recorded for the species is 7 years.

Conservation status: during the early years of the Decade of the 90 species was extremely abundant but after the swordfish-white went into decline and since then never reached the values recorded