Profile updated on 26 July 2019

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Katsuwonus pelamis

SPECIES NAME(s)

Skipjack tuna

It is likely that skipjack are distributed throughout the Pacific as a single population. Exchange of fish between the eastern and western region is not common. The majority of catches occur in the eastern and western regions. Therefore assessments are conducted for both the eastern and western regions (Maunder 2015).

This fishery was withdrawn from the Marine Stewardship Council system in May 2015. Click here form more details.

“The client has decided to withdraw their fishery from the MSC programme. This is effective from 1st May 2015.”


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Fishing mortality rates and biomass are currently thought to be sustainable.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 8