FAO FISHERIES PROCEEDINGS 2

FAO FISHERIES PROCEEDINGS 2

Second meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of the FAO project
Management of tuna fishing capacity: conservation and socio-economics

15-18 March 2004
Madrid, Spain

Edited by
William H. Bayliff
Senior Scientist
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
La Jolla, California, United States of America
Juan Ignacio de Leiva Moreno
Fishery Resources Officer
FAO Fisheries Department
Rome, Italy
Jacek Majkowski
Fishery Resources Officer
FAO Fisheries Department
Rome, Italy


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2005

 

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Cover photo: Large-scale tuna purse-seiner

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Contents

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Acknowledgements
Preface
Acronyms and codes

Overview

1. Introduction
2. Tuna fisheries and resources
3. Fishing capacity
4. The world tuna industry: an analysis of imports and prices, and of their combined impact on catches and tuna fishing capacity
5. Current management measures that impact the capacity of tuna fishing fleets
6. Options for managing tuna fishing capacity
7. Discussion
8. Technical Advisory Committee Recommendations

SECTION 1 - TUNA FISHERIES AND RESOURCES

A brief history of the tuna fisheries of the world - Peter Makoto Miyake

1. Introduction
2. Developments in vessels, gear and fishing methods
3. Review of the world tuna catches
4. Review of historical development of tuna fisheries
5. Catches by country
6. Swordfish fisheries
7. Conclusions
References
Appendix 1
Appendix 2

Tuna catch data in FAOs Fisheries Global Information System (FIGIS) - Fabio Carocci, Adele Crispoldi, Juan Ignacio de Leiva & Jacek Majkowski

1. Introduction
2. FAO's tuna catch data sets
3. Comparisons between catch data sets (1950-2000)
4. Future developments
Acknowledgements

Status of the tuna stocks of the world - Juan Ignacio de Leiva & Jacek Majkowski

1. Introduction
2. Sources of information and methods
3. Tropical tunas
4. Temperate tunas
5. Global summary
6. Discussion
Acknowledgements
References
Appendix I - Status of individual stocks

Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
All Oceans
Sources of Information

Appendix II - Stock structure

Albacore (ALB)
Bigeye (BET)
Skipjack (SKJ)
Yellowfin (YFT)
Atlantic bluefin (BFT)
Pacific bluefin (PBF)
Southern bluefin (SBF)

SECTION 2 - CHARACTERIZATION AND ESTIMATION OF TUNA FISHING CAPACITY

An analysis of the fishing capacity of the global tuna purse-seine fleet - Chris Reid, James E. Kirkley, Dale Squires and Jun Ye

1. Introduction
2. Overview of the analytical approach
3. The purse-seine fishery for tunas in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
4. The purse-seine fishery for tunas in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
5. The purse-seine fisheries for tunas in the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean
6. Global tuna purse-seine fishing capacity
References

A review of the fishing capacity of the longline fleets of the world - Peter Makoto Miyake

1. Introduction
2. Longline fleets of the world
3. Size of the current fleet
4. Estimates of the size of the fishing fleet
5. Conclusions
References

Global study of non-industrial tuna fisheries - Robert Gillett

1. Introduction
2. Background
3. Why study non-industrial tuna fisheries?
4. Terminology
5. Sources of information
6. Results and discussion
7. Further thoughts on scale classification: industrial vs. non-industrial
8. Improving the estimates of tuna catches by non-industrial fisheries
9. Concluding remarks
References
Appendix 1 - Non-industrial tuna fishing in Oceania
Appendix 2 - Non-industrial tuna fishing in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Appendix 3 - Non-industrial tuna fishing in the Western Atlantic Ocean
Appendix 4 - Non-industrial tuna fishing in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Appendix 5 - Non-industrial tuna fishing in the Mediterranean Sea

Appendix 6 - Non-industrial tuna fishing in the Indian Ocean
Appendix 7 - Non-industrial tuna fishing in Southeast and East Asia
Appendix 8 - Notes on tuna fishing in the Philippines
Appendix 9 - Notes on tuna fishing in Indonesia

SECTION - 3 TUNA FISHING INDUSTRY

The world tuna industry - an analysis of imports and prices, and of their combined impact on catches and tuna fishing capacity - Camillo Catarci

1. Introduction
2. Analysis of the factors affecting tuna catches
3. Analysis of the tuna industry
4. Conclusion
Acknowledgements
References

SECTION 4 - TUNA FISHING CAPACITY MANAGEMENT OPTIONS AND IMPLICATIONS

Past developments and future options for managing tuna fishing capacity, with special emphasis on purse-seine fleets - James Joseph

1. Introduction
2. A review of estimates of tuna-fishing capacity
3. Current management measures that impact the capacity of tuna fishing fleets
4. Options for managing tuna fishing capacity
5. Summary and conclusions
6. Recommendations
Acknowledgements
References

Problems of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and overcapacity of tuna fishing vessels - Miwako Takase

1. History of the japanese longline fishery for tunas and its management
2. Development and expansion of the tuna fisheries of other asian countries
3. Actions taken for the legalization of large-scale tuna longline fishing vessels owned by taiwanese residents and registered outside the taiwan province of china
4. Emergence of another problem-increased fishing capacity of the purse-seine fleet
5. Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1 - Agenda

Annex 2 - List of participants

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