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Examining productivity changes within the tropical WCPO purse seine fishery


Tidd, A and Pilling, G and Harley, S, Examining productivity changes within the tropical WCPO purse seine fishery, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 11th Regular Session Summary Report, 05-13 August 2015, Pohnpei, Micronesia, pp. 1-19. (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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The Western Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) is one of the most productive tuna fisheries in the world and catches by weight of tuna are dominated by the purse seine fleet. The tropical WCPO purse seine fishery is primarily managed through effort limitations (limits on the number of fishing days per year). However, constant innovation leading to more efficient ways to find, catch and process fish, can result in an increase in productivity e.g. the amount of catch per fishing day . Increasing fleet productivity is a key feature of concern in effort/input controlled fisheries, as it can have detrimental effects to health of the stock if not properly accounted for.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:productivity changes, purse seine fishery, Western Central Pacific Ocean
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Tidd, A (Dr Alexander Tidd)
ID Code:116273
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2017-05-04
Last Modified:2017-05-04

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