The report compiles the scientific records of the different major tuna stocks done by each of the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) into one document, serving as a one-stop, comprehensive resource for tuna stock information.
Since the last version released in April 2014, notable updates were made in the following sections:
- IATTC stock status and management
- IOTC management
- WCPFC stock status
- Pacific-wide stock status
The most significant changes were in ratings for Pacific bigeye stocks (EPO and WCPO). The abundance rating for those bigeye stocks changed from a green rating (stock is healthy) to orange (the stocks are overfished with regards to MSY levels).
Access the newly updated ISSF stock status ratings here.