Meet the Fisherman

Meet the Fisherman: Swordfish Specialist, John Hett

By Rebecca Gardon Swordfish have a wide distribution and are fairly resilient to fishing pressure. According to the latest stock assessment, swordfish in the southwest Pacific are not overfished and overfishing is not occuring. Although harpoons and handlines are used infrequently in the commercial swordfish fisheries, these catch methods result in little to no bycatch. …

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