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ISSF 2017-02: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. Feb. 2017*

Date added February 16, 2017
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Category Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports
Tags science, Sticky, Stock Status, Tuna
Author(s) ISSF


This report is an update of ISSF 2016-05B: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. Nov. 2016. It summarizes and rates the status and management of 23 major commercial tuna stocks, based on the most recent scientific assessments as well as management measures adopted by the RFMOs.

It uses a consistent methodology focused on three factors: Abundance, Exploitation/Management, and Environmental Impact (bycatch). It does not replace the more detailed information available directly from the RFMOs. But it does serve as a single source in which uniform information is presented. It is reviewed by the ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee, which provides advice on its content.

Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna features charts, graphs, and individual stock assessments, which are organized by ocean or by ocean region.