Profile updated on 13 January 2020

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Thunnus albacares

SPECIES NAME(s)

Yellowfin tuna

Regional fidelity, genetic research suggest there may be multiple populations of yellowfin tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean (Minte-Vera et al. 2015).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Interim limit reference points have been defined and FMSY and BMSY and are used as an informal reference point and a harvest control rule has been adopted.
  • There is a robust legal framework for management for yellowfin tuna fishery including mitigation measures for ETP and non-ETP species

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 8

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 6