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2003 - 224 p.

The Atlantic bluefin tuna: A global perspecive

Fonteneau A., Fromentin J.M.

This communication presents a global overview of Atlantic bluefin tuna biology, exploitation and management. The comparison between bluefin tuna and all other tuna species do show that this species is ranking number one among other tunas world wide in a wide range of its resources and fisheries characteristics. Bluefin tuna is for instance the gold winner in the category of fisheries (about 10,000 years of documented fisheries, the highest price in the market, the largest tuna taken), of its peculiar biology (large migration, homing, growth, etc.) and in the category of risks presently faced by the resource, because of its multiple scientific uncertainties still pending, its increasingly serious statistical problems and the heavy political context in the management of the stocks.



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Fonteneau A., Fromentin J.M. The Atlantic bluefin tuna: A global perspecive. In : Bridges C.R. (ed.), García A. (ed.), Gordin H. (ed.). Domestication of the bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus thynnus. Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 2003. p. 73-76. (Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes; n. 60). 1. International Symposium on Domestication of the Bluefin Tuna Thunnus Thynnus Thynnus, 2002/02/03-08, Cartagena (Spain). http://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/c60/03600096.pdf