- 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
- (p.85) 5 Skipjack Tuna
- Adaptive Governance
D. G. Webster
- The MIT Press
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.
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