Skipjack Tuna, Indian Ocean, Purse seine - unassociated

Katsuwonus pelamis
Content last updated
02 July 2019
Stock
Indian
Management
IOTC
Stock Status
1 of 5
Very low risk
Management
2 of 5
Low risk
Bycatch
3 of 5
Moderate risk
Habitat
1 of 5
Very low risk

Stock status

1 of 5
Very low risk

Indian Ocean skipjack tuna has been scored a very low risk. This is because the stock biomass is well above levels necessary to produce the maximum sustainable yield and fishing mortality rates are sustainable.

Management

2 of 5
Low risk

The management of skipjack tuna has been scored a low risk. The IOTC has adopted formal target reference points and adopted a harvest control rule for skipjack tuna. Scientific advice indicates current management measures are sufficient.

Bycatch

3 of 5
Moderate risk

The bycatch in the skipjack tuna Indian purse seine unassociated fishery has been scored a moderate risk. This is because unassociated, or free school sets can incidentally capture other species including, elasmobranchs and sea turtles.

Habitat

1 of 5
Very low risk

The habitat impact of the skipjack tuna Indian Ocean purse seine fishery has been scored as no impact. This is because purse seines that target tuna fish at the surface and do not come in contact with bottom habitats.