Our “snapshots” identify best practices that Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) should follow to manage tuna fisheries sustainably.

In detailed tables, the snapshots compare tuna RFMO progress in implementing the practices.

For a high-level comparison across the five RFMOs, see our Tuna RFMO Best Practice Performance “scorecard” below. We also publish companion “best-practices reports” on these topics and “RFMO progress” infographics.

Tropical Purse Seine Fisheries Bycatch: Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Date Added: June 19, 2019
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Tags: Bycatch, FADs, Purse Seine, Rays, Sharks, Tuna
Language: English
Report Type: Final

Description

This infographic is part a four-part series, “Tropical Purse Seine Fisheries: Current Bycatch Share by Ocean.”

Each graphic highlights a particular region — the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, in this one.

First, on the left, the graphic shows the percentage of the catch that is either target tuna or bycatch — in each ocean region, and based on set type (fish aggregating device or FAD, free school, and dolphin).

Then, on the right, the graphic takes a closer look at free-school-set-related bycatch in the highlighted ocean region, with percentages for each marine species.

The data are from 2017, except for the Atlantic Ocean data, which are from 2016.