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This interactive version of the Atlas presents the global distribution of catches by gear from 1950 to 2012, at 5° latitude by 5° longitude resolution, of those tuna and tuna-like species for which this distribution is generally well known on the global scale. These species consist of the so-called principal market tunas and some billfishes.
This version of the Atlas includes an update of the 5° by 5° data provided by various regional and national institutions, covering the period up to 2012.
Background information on tuna and tuna-like species that is available from FAO’s website can be accessed from the following topics: