Atlantic Ocean, north-east (FAO 27)
Handlines and pole-lines (hand operated)
John Dory is very popular. It is caught by recreational fishermen as well as commercial fishermen. There is little known about the state of the stock. John Dory are vulnerable to fishing pressure due to its slow growth.
Fishing with handlines has no bycatch of birds, mammals or endangered fish species. There are also no effects on the ecosystem or damage to the seabed with this fishing method.
There is no specific management for John Dory. The fishery is under the Common Fisheries Policy of the EU. There are also a large number of conservation measures in place in the Azores: restricted fishery, deep-sea trawling is prohibited and there are Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). This management seems to be largely effective.