Profile updated on 28 June 2021

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Thunnus obesus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Bigeye tuna

It is likely there is one stock of bigeye tuna across the Pacific Ocean. The assessment in the EPO is conducted assuming there is a single population for management purposes (Aires-da-Silva and Maunder 2014).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • A workplan to improve the stock assessments for tropical tunas was executed and an external review for bigeye was completed.
  • The work on research done by the Chinese Academy is supported by several fisheries universities.

SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 8

Managers Compliance:

≥ 8

Fishers Compliance:

0.2