This profile has recently been updated or completed. Leave a comment to provide feedback

Profile updated on 6 April 2021

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Katsuwonus pelamis

SPECIES NAME(s)

Skipjack tuna

There remains uncertainty around the stock structure of skipjack in the Atlantic but the hypothesis of separate Eastern and Western stocks is the most plausible (ICCAT, 2006; ICCAT, 2014).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • The population of skipjack tuna in the Eastern Atlantic is most likely healthy and fishing mortality rates are sustainable.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

< 6