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Status of Stocks, Tuna Fishery Yearbook


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  • WCPFC Tuna Fishery Yearbook, 2013 Tooltip

    The WCPFC Tuna Fishery Yearbook presents annual catch estimates in the WCPFC Statistical Area from 1950 onwards. The tables of catch statistics cover the four main commercial species caught in the region: albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (Thunnus obesus), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares). The Tuna Yearbook is prepared by the OFP under contract to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.

  • Status Of Stocks Tooltip

    The western and central Pacific tuna fishery

    The tuna fishery in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), encompassed by the Convention Area of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCP–CA), is a diverse fishery ranging from small-scale, artisanal operations in the coastal waters of Pacific states, to large-scale, industrial purseseine, pole-and-line and longline operations both in the exclusive economic zones of Pacific states and in international waters (high seas). The main species targeted by these fisheries are skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), bigeye tuna (T. obesus) and albacore tuna (T. alalunga).

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