86pct of worldwide tuna catches come from healthy stocks, ISSF report
The ISSF report on tuna stock status includes the latest scientific assessment results of 23 stocks.
Of the total tuna catch worldwide, 86 per cent comes from stocks at “healthy” levels, an 8 per cent increased share of the total catch compared to previous reports, according to a report published by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).
In its latest report on the status of the tuna stocks worldwide, the ISSF points out that skipjack tuna stocks — at healthy levels in all ocean regions — still comprise more than one-half of the total catch.
The document stresses that though many of the broad indicators of overall global stock health remain unchanged, there were several notable changes for specific commercial tuna species.
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