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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
Authors: Ana Justel-Rubio, Luca Garibaldi, Dr. John Hampton, Dr. Mark Maunder, Dr. Victor Restrepo
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Tags: RFMOs, Tuna
Language: English
Featured: False
Report Type: Technical Report

Description

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.