CIE FRANCAISE DU THON OCEANIQUE (Sovetco) (Nigeria)- Black Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon) -Fishery

Audit date: 02/10/2015

Company requesting the audit: CIE FRANCAISE DU THON OCEANIQUE (Sovetco)

Fishery/fleet description: Approved Friend of the Sea fleets

Fishing area: FAO Area 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central); FAO Area 47 (Atlantic, Southeast); FAO Area 51 ( Indian Ocean, Western); FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Fishing method: Twin rigged otter traw

Target species: Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga- only in the Indian Ocean FAO areas 51 and 57), Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)

Number of fishing vessels: various

Fishing Vessels Flag: Nigeria