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View the document By-catch and discards in Western Pacific tuna fisheries : a review of SPC data holdings and literature
Author(s): Bailey, K., Itano, D., Williams, P.G.
Corporate Author: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Oceanic Fisheries Programme
Publisher: SPC
Year:1996
ISBN: 9822035004
Notes: In English with abstract in French.
Held at: SPC|USP
USPL Call Number: SH 351 .T8 B342
LC Subject(s): Bycatches (Fisheries) -- Oceania, Tuna fisheries -- Oceania -- Catch effort, Tuna fisheries -- Pacific Ocean
Abstract: The western and central Pacific Ocean (WPO) currently supports the largest industrial tuna fishery in the world, with total annual catches from 1991 to 1994 of approximately 1,000,000 mt. The three gear types accounting for most of the catch in the area are longline, purse seine and pole-and-line. Large-mesh drift-net, handline and trolling gear have been utilised in some areas, but not to the extent of the above-mentioned gear types. The primary target species are skipjack, yellowfin, bigeye and albacore ... [continues]
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View the document The South Pacific albacore fishery : a summary of the status of the stock and fishery management isues of relevance to Pacific Island countries and territories
Author(s): Langley, A.D.
Corporate Author: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Oceanic Fisheries Programme
Publisher: SPC
Year:2006
ISBN: 9820001463
Notes: In English with abstract in French.
Held at: SPC|USP
LC Subject(s): Albacore fisheries -- Oceania -- Management, Tuna fisheries -- Pacific Ocean
Taxonomic Descriptor(s): Thunnus alalunga
Abstract: The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of recent studies on South Pacific albacore and highlight the key issues for PICTs to consider in the management of their domestic longline fisheries. The current (2005) stock assessment for South Pacific albacore concluded that there are no sustainability concerns regarding the overall stock and substantially higher yields could be taken from the fishery ...[continues]
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View the document A summary of current information on the biology, fisheries and stock assessment of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) in the Pacific Ocean, with recommendations for data requirements and future research
Author(s): Hampton, J., Labelle, M., Bigelow, K.
Corporate Author: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Oceanic Fisheries Programme
Publisher: SPC
Year:1998
ISBN: 9822036284
Notes: In English with abstract in French.
Held at: SPC|USP
USPL Call Number: SH 351 .T8 H36 1998
LC Subject(s): Bigeye tuna fisheries -- Oceania -- Research, Tuna fisheries -- Pacific Ocean
Taxonomic Descriptor(s): Thunnus obesus
Abstract: Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) are an important component of tuna fisheries throughout the Pacific Ocean. They are the principal target species of the large ‘distant-water’ longliners from Japan and Korea and of the smaller ‘fresh sashimi’ longliners based in several Pacific Island countries. Bigeye tuna are fundamental to the economic survival of the longline fishery in the western and central Pacific Ocean ... [continues]
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