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[ABNJ Ocean Partnerships] Current Knowledge, Key Uncertainties and Future Research Directions for Defining the Stock Structure of Skipjack, Yellowfin, Bigeye and South Pacific Albacore Tunas in the Pacific Ocean

Tuna are the focus of significant fisheries in the Pacific Ocean, with landings of four species (skipjack tuna, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and albacore tuna) constituting approximately 70% of the global tuna catch. Stock assessments for skipjack, yellowfin, bigeye and South Pacific albacore tunas in the Pacific Ocean currently assume eastern and western stocks, a split that reflects historical development of fishery management in the region rather than biological considerations.

4856: Ocean Partnerships for Sustainable Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation - Models for Innovation and Reform

15 May 2020

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[ABNJ Ocean Partnerships] Current Knowledge, Key Uncertainties and Future Research Directions for Defining the Stock Structure of Skipjack, Yellowfin, Bigeye and South Pacific Albacore Tunas in the Pacific Ocean.pdf