The swordfish is an iconic, fast and peculiar predator of the Mediterranean. Its fishery contributes significantly to the socio-economic activity in this region, with prices reaching up to €24 per kilo when sold fresh.
However, the fishery’s stock is in an alarming condition. Intense and unregulated fishing pressures over the last three decades have led this species to a dire situation in the Mediterranean Sea with few chances to recover.
Oceana is calling on the EU and all the Mediterranean countries to take a firm stance in halting the overfishing of this special species enabling it to be restored through a recovery plan.
Infographic: How the EU is depleting mediterranean swordfish
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Video of Feluche. Artisanal fishermen as watchmen for the Mediterranean swordfish Read more about Mediterranean swordfish and this Oceana campaign Inaction is not an option (ICCAT 2015) / Give swordfish a future (ICCAT 2014)