This interactive tool is a new feature on our site. It allows you to visualize current and historical data from ISSF’s Status of the Stocks report, which scientifically assesses 23 commercial tuna stocks worldwide.  Read our press release for more background on the tool.

Customized Graphics of Key Tuna Data

The tool has two tabs — one for visualizing tuna stock health since 2011, and another for visualizing the current tuna catch by fishing method. You can generate a variety of customized graphics within the tool based on the parameters you choose in the checkboxes (such as “stock area”) and buttons.

On the Tableau line at the bottom of the tool, use the symbol links at the right to:

  • Undo or redo your last action, or reset the dashboard
  • Share the graphics you generate via email, Twitter, or Facebook
  • Download graphics as PDFs or image files
  • See graphics in full-screen format

As in our Status of the Stocks report, the “stock areas” in the tool represent scientifically categorized tuna-stock areas, not strict geographic regions. Before you use the tool, you may want to consult the table beneath it to see which stocks occur in which stock areas.

List of Tuna Stocks by Stock Areas

The table below, which you can sort by column and filter using its Search tool, shows which stock areas you should select in the tool to see data on certain tuna stocks or species.

For example:

  • Selecting only “AO – Atlantic Ocean” will show data for the tuna stock(s) that have a single whole Atlantic stock.
  • Selecting one individual Atlantic area, such as “AO – Atlantic Ocean – East,” will show data for the tuna stock(s) that have a specific “Eastern Atlantic” stock within the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Selecting all Atlantic areas together will show data for all tuna stock(s) in the Atlantic Ocean.

Note that the first Status of the Stocks report (reporting 2011 data) did not include bluefin tuna stocks.

STOCKSpeciesStock Area
EPO-BETBigeye tunaEastern Pacific Ocean
EPO-YFTYellowfin tunaEastern Pacific Ocean
EPO-SKJSkipjack tunaEastern Pacific Ocean
WPO-BETBigeye tunaWestern and Central Pacific Ocean
WPO-YFTYellowfin tunaWestern and Central Pacific Ocean
WPO-SKJSkipjack tunaWestern and Central Pacific Ocean
PO-ALB-NAlbacore tunaPacific Ocean – North
PO-ALB-SAlbacore tunaPacific Ocean – South
PO-PBFBluefin tunaPacific Ocean – North
AO-BETBigeye tunaAtlantic Ocean
AO-YFTYellowfin tunaAtlantic Ocean
AO-SKJ-ESkipjack tunaAtlantic Ocean – East
AO-SKJ-WSkipjack tunaAtlantic Ocean – West
AO-ALB-NAlbacore tunaAtlantic Ocean – North
AO-ALB-SAlbacore tunaAtlantic Ocean – South
AO-ALB-MAlbacore tunaAtlantic Ocean – Mediterranean sea
AO-BFT-EBluefin tunaAtlantic Ocean – East
AO-BFT-WBluefin tunaAtlantic Ocean – West
IO-BETBigeye tunaIndian Ocean
IO-YFTYellowfin tunaIndian Ocean
IO-SKJSkipjack tunaIndian Ocean
IO-ALBAlbacore tunaIndian Ocean
SH-SBTBluefin tunaSouthern Hemisphere