tuna stocks

Pacific Island Countries and Territories adapting to Climate Change in Tuna Fisheries

In the Pacific Islands region, tunas are important for coastal communities’ food security. The predicted massive change in their distribution, a consequence of climate change, will impact these communities. Selling skipjack tuna by the roadside, Tarawa,…

What do tuna eat?

A young intern female scientist from New Caledonia, Pauline Machful, spent six month at the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem (FAME) Division and the Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) Programme of the Pacific Community (SPC…

Managing the world’s largest tuna fishery

The Pacific Ocean represents 48% of all the world’s oceans combined and supports some of the largest fisheries. In addition, it is home to some of the most abundant populations of tuna species such as albacore, skipjack and yellowfin, and billfish…

What is going on with bigeye tuna?

The 13th Regular Session of the Scientific Committee (SC13) of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)was held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands from 9 to 17 August 2017. A major topic of debate at SC13 was the new bigeye tuna(Thunnus…

World Tuna Day: Contribution of tuna science to Pacific region

In 2016 the United Nations General Assembly voted to make 2 May World Tuna Day. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement had advocated since 2011 to establish this internationally recognised day to celebrate the importance of tuna to communities worldwide. The…
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