This book reviews and evaluates the scientific basis of U.S. management of fisheries for Atlantic bluefin tuna. In particular, it focuses on the issues of stock structure and stock assessments used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service for management under the International Convention for the conservation of Atlantic Tunas.
Table of Contents
|2 Historical Evidence for Stock Structure||9-38|
|3 Transatlantic Movement of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna||39-78|
|4 Fish Stock Assessment||79-108|
|5 Conclusions and Recommendations||109-112|
|Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||119-122|
|Appendix B: Bibliography||123-126|
|Appendix C: Genetic Variation in Other Tunas and Related Fish||127-134|
|Appendix D: Archival Tag Technology||135-138|
|Appendix E: Evidence for Mixing Based on Parasites||139-146|
|Appendix F: Microconstituent Analysis||147-148|
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