ISSF 2016-15: A Comparative Study of Annual Tuna Catches from Two Different Sources: FAO Global Capture Database vs. Tuna RFMOs Statistical Databases (2000-2014)
|Date Added:||October 6, 2016|
|Tags:||Restrepo, RFMOs, Tuna|
|Authors:||Garibaldi, Hampton, Justel-Rubio, Maunder, Restrepo|
|Author(s):||Ana Justel-Rubio, Luca Garibaldi, John Hampton, Mark Maunder & Victor Restrepo|
In this study, ISSF performed a comparative analysis of global tuna-catch statistics from 2000-2014 provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and tuna Regional Fishing Management Organizations (t-RFMOs). The report identifies and seeks to explain discrepancies between the FAO and t-RFMO data sources. In recent years, for example, discrepancies between the datasets have been about 5%, although some species- and region-specific discrepancies have been over 10%. Recommendations for how to address the discrepancies, and harmonize the datasets, are offered in the report.