Profile updated on 20 September 2021

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Thunnus albacares

SPECIES NAME(s)

Yellowfin tuna

Regional fidelity, genetic research suggests there may be multiple populations of yellowfin tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean (Minte-Vera et al. 2015). However, a single stock assessment is conducted throughout this area (IATTC 2020).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • IATTC assesses the stock status and there is a multiannual management and conservation plan in place.
  • Tuna capture by trolling is highly selective, capturing commercial sizes and with minimum impact to ecosystem (SPDA 2020)

SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

< 6

Managers Compliance:

< 6

Fishers Compliance:

DATA DEFICIENT