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ISSF 2022-01: Biology and Stock Status of Minor Commercial Tunas: Summary of Current Knowledge and Gaps

Date Added: February 17, 2022
Authors: Dr. Lorena Recio, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo
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Tags: Neritic Tunas, RFMOs, Stock Status, Tuna
Language: English
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Report Type: Technical Report

Description

This report summarizes knowledge about the biology, stock structure, and recent catch of minor tunas; the main fisheries and fishing gears catching them; and their stock status in different oceans.

It reviews the information available in the literature about their life-history characteristics, fisheries and stock status provided by the different tuna RFMOs and identifies the knowledge gaps that can inform research priorities.