Tuna Fisheries Status and Management in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
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.
SPC THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC TUNA FISHERY: 2011 OVERVIEW AND STATUS OF STOCKS Tuna Fishery Yearbook 2013.
Tuna fisheries assessment reports provide current information on the tuna fisheries of the western and
central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) and the fish stocks (mainly tuna) that are impacted by them. The
information provided in this report is summary in nature, but a list of references (mostly accessible via
the internet) is included for those seeking further details. This report is a smart PDF so if you click on a
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