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Profile updated on 4 March 2020

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Thunnus albacares

SPECIES NAME(s)

Yellowfin tuna

Yellowfin tuna are considered a single population in the western and central Pacific Ocean for stock assessment purposes. There is the potential for some mixing between eastern and western stocks to occur(Davies et al. 2014).

The Indonesian fleet was made up of 150 longline, 72 purse seine, 23 pole and line, 1 gillnet, 182 support vessels and 2 unknown vessels during 2012.Indonesia reported 16,729 t landed by longlines, 11,617 t by purse seine, 1,864 by pole and line, 2,051 by handline and 15,338 t of yellowfin tuna by other gears during 2012 { Indonesia 2013}.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Yellowfin tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean are managed at the international level by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 6