Stock Assessmentss

tock assessments are quantitative estimates of the status (abundance) of the fish stocks and of the intensity of fishing upon them. Assessments underpin the scientific advice for management that is provided by the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics to the Commission: They aim at evaluating the sustainability of current and proposed future harvest practices in light of the Commission's objective to maintain the populations at a level that permits their maximum sustainable catch. The species Executive Summaries and Detailed Reports of stock assessments prepared by the SCRS can be downloaded from this site. Readers are warned that the concusions reached from a stock assessment can depend on a number of factors such as the available data, the various hypotheses examined and the assumptions made during analysis.

SPECIES Last / Next assessment Reports Images
YFT Yellowfin Tuna
Thunnus albacares
2011 /2016?
  • Yellowfin B/W drawing
    (Image owned and copy-righted by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, IATTC)
Bigeye Tuna
Thunnus obesus
2010 /2015?
  • Bigeye being caught
    (Courtesy of J.C. Santana Fernandez, IEO Canarias)
  • Bigeye Drawing
    (Courtesy of the FROM, Secretaría General de Pesca Marítima, Spain)
  • Bigeye B/W drawing
    (Image owned and copy-righted by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, IATTC)
  • Bigeye color drawing
    (Image owned and copy-righted by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, IATTC)
Skipjack Tuna
Katsuwonus pelamis
2008 /2014
Albacore
Thunnus alalunga
N_ATL 2013 /2016?
S_ATL 2013 /2016?
MED 2011/2016?
 
  Detailed
  Detailed
  Detailed
  Summary
Atl. Bluefin Tuna
Thunnus thynnus t.
2012 /2014
Southern Bluefin
Thunnus maccoyii
N/A
(assessed by CCSBT)
 
Swordfish Atl.
Xiphias gladius
2013 / 2017?
Swo-Mediterranean 2010 / 2014  
Sailfish
Istiophorus albicans
2009 / 2015?
  • Sailfish Drawing
    (Courtesy of the FROM, Secretaría General de Pesca Marítima, Spain)
Blue Marlin
Makaira nigricans
2011 / 2017?
White Marlin
Tetrapturus albidus
2012 / 2018?
Small Tunas
(various)
N/A

Pelagic sharks
Prionace glauca
Isurus oxyrinchus
Lamna nasus


2008 /2015?
2012 /2019?
2009/2017?

 
Since 2009, the Secretariat makes available to the SCRS scientists an advancement of the information (provisional data) to be used on the Stock Assessments or other inter-sessional meetings. Its main objective is to give the Scientific Community the opportunity to check/revise and use that information.

 

 

 

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