FAO Fisheries Department

Recent developments in the tuna industry



A new FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, Recent developments in the tuna industry - Stocks, fisheries, management, processing, trade and markets, reviews world tuna fisheries, including fishing operations, stock conditions, management measures and socio-economic aspects of the tuna industry such as recent changes in processing, trade, marketing and consumer preferences. It underlines the need for integrating socio-economic and ecological considerations into decision-making processes alongside capacity and allocation issues. While this paper does not address the broad socio-economic importance of the tuna industry to the countries in which it operates, this type of research will be necessary in the future in order to solve current fishery management problems.