John Dory

Quality mark Cultivation
/Keurmerk Wild
Green
Second choice
Avoid
Bycatch

John Dory

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Origin

Atlantic Ocean, north-east (FAO 27)

Cultivation- / Catchmethod

Handlines and pole-lines (hand operated)

Fish stocks and fishing pressure
Ecosystem effects
Fishery management
Final assessment
Explanation assessment

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.

 

John Dory

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Origin

Mediterranean (FAO 37)
Deelgebieden: Atlantic Ocean, north-east

Cultivation- / Catchmethod

Bottom otter trawl

Fish stocks and fishing pressure
Ecosystem effects
Fishery management
Final assessment
Explanation assessment

John Dory is a solitary living fish. They are very popular, but there is little known about the fishery on John Dory. They are vulnerable to fishing pressure.

John Dory is landed as bycatch in the bottom otter trawl fishery. This is not a selective fishery and it damages the seabed habitat.

There is no information about the effectiveness of the management on the fishery on John Dory.

 

General

John Dory

John Dory, St Pierre or Peter’s Fish occurs in the coastal waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Norway to South-Africa, in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Black Sea and in the Pacific Ocean. They live at depths up to 400 m and grow up to on average 29-35 cm length. Their maximum size is 90 cm and they can weigh up to 8 kg. John Dory has a remarkable appearance; it has a large head, an big exculpable mouth and long spines on its dorsal and anal fins. This species has a yellow-brownish colour with yellow spots and one clear black spot on the sides. John Dory is a predator that feeds primarily on other fish species such as herring, sardine, lesser sand eel and the Atlantic horse mackerel.