Abundance index for longline fishery targeting spawning Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis in south-western North Pacific Ocean

@article{Lee2009AbundanceIF,
  title={Abundance index for longline fishery targeting spawning Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis in south-western North Pacific Ocean},
  author={Hui Hua Lee and Chien Chung Hsu},
  journal={Fisheries Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={74},
  pages={1336-1338}
}
Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis is a highly migratory species, distributing throughout the Pacific Ocean. This species is among the quality tunas of high economic value and has been historically exploited mainly by Japanese, US, Mexican and Taiwanese fleets. Approximately 10% of catches were made by the Taiwanese fleet after 1999; particularly, the individuals caught were all giant spawners. Taiwanese small-scale longliners (vessels < 100 t) target the stock in the southwestern North… CONTINUE READING
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