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Frigate and bullet tunas, (multispecies), botellas
The stock structure of frigate and bullet tunas (locally known as "botella" in Ecuador) in the Eastern Pacific is not known; a closed unit within Ecuador is considered for assessment. The fishery of small pelagic fishes of Ecuador targets two species of the genus Auxis (A. thazard and A. rochei), sharing the same distribution (Collette and Graves 2019, in (Minte-Vera 2019)) and assessed together (Canales and Jurado 2023).