Profile updated on 4 March 2020

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Katsuwonus pelamis

SPECIES NAME(s)

Skipjack tuna

Skipjack tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean are considered a single stock for assessment purposes {Rice et al. 2014}.

Skipjack in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) is considered a single stock for assessment purposes (Wild and Hampton 1994).  In the western Pacific, warm, poleward-flowing currents near northern Japan and southern Australia seasonally extend their distribution to 40°N and 40°S. These limits roughly correspond to the 20°C surface isotherm. A substantial amount of information on skipjack movement is available from tagging programs (Hampton 2002).  Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) belongs to a large pelagic fish, which is one of the leading commodities in North Sulawesi fishery sector.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
      • Indonesian management objective for skipjack tuna is: to ensure the sustainability of skipjack tuna resources through harvest strategy implementation. Indonesia intends to develop and implement scientifically-tested harvest strategies to manage the level of targeted fishing on these fish resources (Indonesia 2018)

      FISHSOURCE SCORES

      Management Quality:

      Management Strategy:

      ≥ 6

      Managers Compliance:

      ≥ 6

      Fishers Compliance:

      ≥ 6