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ISSF 2014-12: Exploration of Market Viability for the Full Retention of Non-Tuna Species in Purse Seine Fisheries

Date Added: October 5, 2016
Authors: A. O. Lewis
Downloaded: 317 times
Tags: Bycatch, Purse Seine, Tuna
Language: English
Featured: False
Report Type: Technical Report

Description

This is the report of the first Phase of a study contracted by ISSF on tropical tuna purse seine fisheries to (1) review bycatch levels, (2) review available information on current retention policies by RFMOs (and companies, if applicable), (3) visit major landings sites/ports to profile landings, processing capability, market demand and existing artisanal fisheries, and (4) identify a minimum of two pilot projects to test market viability.