Review of albacore tuna, Thunnus alalunga, biology, fisheries and management

Natacha Nikolic, Gilles Morandeau, Ludovic Hoarau, Wendy West, Haritz Arrizabalaga, Simon Hoyle, Simon NICOL, Jérôme Bourjea, Alexis Puech, Jessica H. Farley, Ashley J. Williams, Alain Fonteneau

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    Abstract

    Albacore is one of the most important commercially harvested species in the world’s oceans. Despite a long history of scientific research, there is no global review or synthesis of knowledge about the species across all oceanic regions. We analysed 613 published studies that report on albacore and summarize the current state of knowledge on biology, stock structure, fisheries and management. To describe the trends in albacore fisheries, we examined the catch and effort databases of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations. The stocks of albacore are generally largest in the Pacific Ocean and smallest in the Mediterranean Sea. The biology of Atlantic and Pacific Ocean stocks are well documented, while the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea stocks are more data deficient. These two latter areas should be considered as priorities for future research and data collection in order to better understand the state of global stocks of albacore tuna. Improved information would also assist with delineating stock boundaries needed for sustainable management of this species.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)775-810
    Number of pages36
    JournalReviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
    Volume27
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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    Nikolic, N., Morandeau, G., Hoarau, L., West, W., Arrizabalaga, H., Hoyle, S., ... Fonteneau, A. (2017). Review of albacore tuna, Thunnus alalunga, biology, fisheries and management. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 27(4), 775-810. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-016-9453-y
    Nikolic, Natacha ; Morandeau, Gilles ; Hoarau, Ludovic ; West, Wendy ; Arrizabalaga, Haritz ; Hoyle, Simon ; NICOL, Simon ; Bourjea, Jérôme ; Puech, Alexis ; Farley, Jessica H. ; Williams, Ashley J. ; Fonteneau, Alain. / Review of albacore tuna, Thunnus alalunga, biology, fisheries and management. In: Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 2017 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 775-810.
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    Nikolic N, Morandeau G, Hoarau L, West W, Arrizabalaga H, Hoyle S et al. Review of albacore tuna, Thunnus alalunga, biology, fisheries and management. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 2017 Dec 1;27(4):775-810. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-016-9453-y