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FISHING FOR TUNAS ASSOCIATED WITH FLOATING OBJECTS: A REVIEW OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC FISHERY

@inproceedings{Hampton1993FISHINGFT,
  title={FISHING FOR TUNAS ASSOCIATED WITH FLOATING OBJECTS: A REVIEW OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC FISHERY},
  author={John Hampton and Kevin M. Bailey},
  year={1993}
}
  • John Hampton, Kevin M. Bailey
  • Published 1993
  • Geography
  • The tuna fishery in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WPO) is currently the world's largest, with a total catch in 1990 of approximately 1.2 million mt. The purse seine fleet, comprised of vessels from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, the Soviet Union, Taiwan and USA, accounted for about 700,000 mt in 1990. Purse seiners set on a variety of floating objects with which tuna tend to associate. In the WPO, these include logs, drifting and anchored fish… CONTINUE READING

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