- Title Pages
- Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation
- Series Foreword
- 1 Adaptive Governance
- 2 The Vulnerability Response Framework
- I Tropical Tunas
- 3 Bigeye Tuna
- 4 Yellowfin Tuna
- 5 Skipjack Tuna
- II Billfishes
- 6 Northern Swordfish
- 7 Southern Swordfish
- 8 Blue Marlin and White Marlin
- III Bluefin Tuna
- 9 Western Bluefin Tuna
- 10 Eastern Bluefin Tuna
- 11 Conclusion
- Appendix A Group of 18
- Appendix B Comprehensive Vulnerability Classifications
- Appendix C Summary of Evidence from the Cases
- Appendix D Proxy Indicators for Competitiveness
- Appendix E Proxy Indicators for Flexibility
- Appendix F Delineating High-Flex and Low-Flex Phases for Gradually Vulnerable Countries
Eastern Bluefin Tuna
Eastern Bluefin Tuna
- (p.195) 10 Eastern Bluefin Tuna
- Adaptive Governance
D. G. Webster
- The MIT Press
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.
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