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Adaptive GovernanceThe Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management$
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D. G. Webster

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262232708

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.001.0001

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Eastern Bluefin Tuna

Eastern Bluefin Tuna

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(p.195) 10 Eastern Bluefin Tuna
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Adaptive Governance
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D. G. Webster

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.003.0010

This chapter focuses on the overexploitation of the Eastern Bluefin tuna stock as a result of growing demand and lack of effective preventive measures. The eastern stock is larger and more diverse than the western stock, enabling it to survive under higher fishing volumes. The stock continues to be targeted by a wide range of fisheries from across Europe and North Africa. Uncertain estimates of eastern Bluefin tuna harvests have also adversely affected the scientific evaluation of the stock, which is spread over a larger biomass without being as geographically isolated as the western Bluefin stock. European and North African fleets have been fishing eastern Bluefin tunas mainly for the domestic markets. Western countries have also been urging the concerned authorities for better management of the eastern Bluefin stock due to the availability of extensive scientific knowledge.

Keywords:   preventive measures, eastern stock, western stocks, Europe, North Africa

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