Found mainly in the tropical areas of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, skipjack are the principal species associated with FADs and are caught in conjunction with juvenile yellowfin and bigeye tunas.
Skipjack accounted for about 60% of the 5.3-million-tonne global tuna catch in 2019.
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Our Status of the Stocks report summarizes the status of skipjack tuna worldwide according to the most recent scientific assessments. The report includes:
It also reviews the management measures for skipjack that Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) have adopted.
Our research and advocacy work aims to ensure, on a global level, that tuna resources are well managed and protected from overfishing.
An ISSF report uses the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) scoring system to evaluate both the health and RFMO management of 23 tuna stocks worldwide, including bluefin.