Tuna: Fishery, Biology and Management

Pillai, N G K and Satheeshkumar, P (2014) Tuna: Fishery, Biology and Management. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi. ISBN 9789382263043

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    Abstract

    Tuna, a very large and charismatic food fish with a wide distributional range, are valuable both in domestic and foreign markets and hence, play a vital role in the economies of many countries especially oceanic Islands. Tunas are highly valued food fishes targeted by coastal fishers as well as distant water fishing nations. The oceanic waters adjoining the Asia-Pacific region contribute the bulk of the global tuna production. World tuna production touched the record high of 4.3 million tonnes in 2005. Although they constitute less than 5% of the world commercial catch by weight, they contribute much by dollar value (US$ 5.3 billion). Tuna does the third largest product in the international seafood trade constitute over 15%. Of the global tuna production, about 21.7% (1.2 million tonnes) is contributed by Indian Ocean. The rapid development of tuna fishery in the Indian Ocean now needs constant monitoring to know the impact of exploitation on the stocks. Tuna fishing and fisheries have become priority theme while addressing issues of development, utilization and management of fisheries in India in the light of EEZ regulations and other international conventions.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuna Fisheries; Tuna; auxis thazard
    Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
    CMFRI Books
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 09:55
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:00
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10259

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