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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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Skipjack Tuna

Skipjack Tuna

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(p.85) 5 Skipjack 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/9780262232708.003.0005

This chapter focuses on some of the significant aspects of Skipjack tuna fishing. This species of fish is targeted along with other tuna breeds, and its value is derived from its large volume production at a lower cost. Significant technological advancements after the 1990s have driven many changes in Skipjack fishing. Monitoring agencies have not implemented or proposed any management measures for this breed as it is a mixed fishery that is jointly targeted with other tuna breeds. Ghana, a moderately vulnerable country, will oppose management measures for skipjack tuna fishing in the Atlantic as it wants to protect the harvests from the region. South Africa, Morocco, and China will disregard measures aimed at protecting young Skipjack tuna because such fish help these countries to remain competitive despite depleting stock.

Keywords:   Skipjack tuna, management measures, Ghana, South Africa, Morocco

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