Tuna stocks

Tuna stocks — Policy and rules

Policies and rules govern how tuna stocks are maintainedThe Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meets once a year to decide on rules and policies that support the management of the tuna fisheries of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO)....

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Tuna stocks — Management

Tuna stocks are managed to keep numbers healthyThree organisations share responsibility for how tuna populations are managed for the region as a whole. The sub-regional group of countries that are members of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement also have rules that...

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Tuna stocks — News and views

News and views on tuna stocks in the region How we know how much tuna there is and whether fishing is sustainable, TunaPacific, May 2021 Zoomed to fail? Cracks appear in Pacific Islands Forum as COVID pulls nations apart, Guardian, 2 February 2021 IATTC leaves...

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Tuna stocks — Resources

Resources on tuna stocksYou can find news stories, popular articles, opinion pieces and blog posts on tuna stocks on the Tuna stocks news and views page.Fact sheets The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has published 4 fact sheets on...

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Tuna stocks — Research and training

Tuna numbers sustained using research and trainingThe Oceanic Fisheries Programme of the Pacific Community (SPC) monitors and assesses the populations (called stocks) of Pacific tuna and other fisheries. It provides scientific advice to the WCPFC. It also provides...

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Tuna stocks — Best practices

Management best practice for fish-aggregating devicesThe FFA helps the small island developing states (SIDS) to develop plans for managing fish-aggregating devices (FADs). The devices affect how fish behave and how many fish are caught. FADs take advantage of the...

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Tuna stocks — Case studies

High tech, complex science and deep knowledge: assessing WCPO tuna populationsDetailed scientific assessments are conducted regularly to calculate how well tuna populations are coping with fishing and changes in the oceanic environment. They are rigorous and...

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