Information for monitoring and understanding our tuna stocks
Welcome to the Pacific Tuna Tagging online information resource.
The website provides up to date information on the progress of tagging experiments that have been implemented in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean by SPC.
If you have found a tag, click on the “found a tag” tab above and you will be provided with instructions on how to return the found tag to SPC and obtain a reward for participating in the project.
Tuna tagging has been a core activity of the Oceanic Fisheries Programme for the last 30 years and the information derived from tagging experiments is critically important for assessing the current status of tuna stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean and understanding their ecology.
In 2006 the Pacific Tuna Tagging Programme commenced with activities concentrated over the entire equatorial Western and Central Pacific Ocean. It is tagging skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna with both conventional and electronic tags.
This is the largest tagging program undertaken to monitor tuna stocks. Read more...