Climate Change Directorate
SPC THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC TUNA FISHERY: 2011 OVERVIEW AND STATUS OF STOCKS Tuna Fishery Yearbook 2013.
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
This report provides a review of our knowledge of the bycatches, defined as
discarded dead, from the tropical tuna purse seine fisheries of the world. The major
fishing grounds involved (eastern and western Pacific, eastern Atlantic, and western
Indian Oceans) share the gear, the ways of fishing, and the structure of the pelagic
communities. Because of that, the species taken in association with tuna schools tend
to be the same in all regions.