Unlike the trans-Atlantic bluefin, yellowfin and bigeye
, blackfins are strictly limited to the Western Atlantic.
thresher (Alopias superciliosus) is a pelagic shark captured as bycatch in pelagic longline fisheries.
The two-day forum will discuss ways to come up with appropriate strategies to address the overfishing of bigeye
tuna and the threat faced by yellow fin tuna in the region.
A stock to watch is the Western and Central Pacific bigeye
, which has been depleted by 84% from its unfished level.
They warned that the multi-billion dollar fishery faces a dire threat as bigeye
tuna are down to 16 percent of their original level.
The number one beneficiary of the closure will be Pacific bigeye
tuna, which is now at only 20 to 30 percent of its historic level.
Additional species captured during the deep-set trials were bigeye
thresher sharks, Alopias superciliosus (7); opah, Lampris guttatus (2); blue sharks, Prionace glauca (2); and common thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus (1) (Table 2, Fig.
34 million tonnes of skipjack, albacore, bigeye
, swordfish and yellowfin tuna are caught in the Indian Ocean annually.
Time is running out to rescue Pacific bigeye
tuna stock and (we urge) fishing nations to jointly reduce catches before it's too late," Greenpeace said in a statement released at a press conference in Tokyo with the World Wide Fund for Nature and environmental research group the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Other menu options include signature favourites such as smoked salmon Oscars, slow-braised lamb shank, mini Kobe burgers with aged cheddar and remoulade and sustainable seafood like Atlantic bigeye
tuna and wild caught yellowtail snapper.
Much of the tuna sold in cans is processed from raw material--largely albacore, skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye
Tuna meeting closes with little commitment to cut bigeye