Profile updated on 13 January 2020

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Thunnus albacares

SPECIES NAME(s)

Yellowfin tuna

Regional fidelity, genetic research suggests there may be multiple populations of yellowfin tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean (Minte-Vera et al. 2015). However, a single stock assessment is conducted throughout this area (IATTC 2020).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • IATTC assesses the stock status and there is a multiannual management and conservation plan in place.
  • There is a robust legal framework for management for yellowfin tuna fishery including mitigation measures for ETP and non-ETP species

SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 8

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 6