Profile updated on 7 October 2021

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Auxis spp.

SPECIES NAME(s)

Frigate and bullet tunas, (multispecies), botellas

COMMON NAMES

botella

The stock structure of frigate and bullet tunas (locally know 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) which are assessed together (Canales and Jurado 2021)


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Acoustic surveys are regularly conducted, providing updated information on abundance and biomass.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 8

Fishers Compliance:

< 6