An overview of world tuna fisheries

Pillai, N G K (2009) An overview of world tuna fisheries. Seafood Export Journal, XLI (3). pp. 21-29.



Tunas have been important to mankind for several thousand years. fine. I Archaeological evidence shows that early humans harvested tuna I more than 6,000 years ago,and tuna products may have been among ' ' the earliest processed fisheries commodities traded among ancient civilizations. Currently, fishermen of nearly 80 coastal and island nations harvest tuna from the world's oceans. The harvest is consumed in many forms: raw, cooked, smoked, dried, and canned. They were commonly known as "Chicken of the sea" and form the third largest product in international seafood trade with about 10% ofthe total trade in value terms.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:tuna; tuna fisheries
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:8363
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:11 Apr 2011 16:05
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