- Four kinds of tuna are important to Pacific Island economies, FFA, May 2019
- Implication of climate-driven redistribution of tuna for Pacific Island economies: policy brief, Pacific Community FAME, 2019
- Tuna fishery report card 2018, FFA
- Tuna stocks: How much tuna is in the region?, WWF Pacific
- Albacore tuna, WWF Pacific
- Skipjack tuna, WWF Pacific
- Yellowfin tuna, WWF Pacific
- Bigeye tuna, WWF Pacific
- Overview of science of stock assessment
- WCPFC and other international management instruments
- Pacific Islands history of management
- Ecosystem approach to fisheries management
- Ecosystem approach to fisheries management, WWF Pacific
- What Pacific Islands are doing to manage tuna stocks, WWF Pacific
- Impact of climate on tuna fisheries, WWF Pacific
- Effective fisheries management instrumental in improving fish stock status, by Ray Hilborn and others, PNAS, January 2020
- Estimates of the number of FADs active and FAD deployments per vessel in the WCPO, by Lauriane Escalle, Stephen Brouwer, Graham Pilling, and the PNA Office, WCPCF Scientific Committee, August 2018
- International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)’s report, Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna, also known as the “Status of the stocks” report, is published several times a year. The report provides information on the status of tuna stocks as well as on bycatch and mitigation issues in tuna fisheries. It also reviews programs by Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) to manage tunas and related species. There is an interactive tool to visualize certain data from the status report.
- Impact of climate change on Pacific tropical tunas and their fisheries in Pacific Island waters and high seas areas, short paper covering same research as presentation slides below, Conservation International, December 2018
- Impact of climate change on Pacific tropical tunas and their fisheries, presentation slides, WCPFC Scientific Committee, August 2018
- Current knowledge, key uncertainties and future research directions for defining the stock structure of skipjack, yellowfin, bigeye and South Pacific albacore tunas in the Pacific Ocean, Conservation International, November 2018
- Impact of climate change on tropical Pacific tuna and their fisheries in Pacific Islands waters and high seas areas, report of the Scientific Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, July 2018
- Impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture, FAO, 2018
- Bellagio Framework for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries, developed at the Bellagio Conference on Sustainable Tuna Fisheries, May 2010. The Bellagio Framework highlights that international fisheries for tunas, billfish and other highly migratory species are at a critical juncture, and that urgent action is required to control and reduce fishing capacity and to allocate these shared resources in an efficient, effective and equitable manner.
- Allocation of Rights in International Environmental Context, February 2011; builds on the Bellagio Framework
- Baseline study and performance indicators for the Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (PIOFMP II) (PDF), report prepared for the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), by Ian Cartwright (Thalassa Consulting Pty Ltd), February 2017
- Tuna Fisheries Assessment Report No. 18, Pacific Community, 2017
- The Western and Central Pacific Tuna Fishery: 2015 Overview and Status of stocks (PDF), Pacific Community, 2015
- Allocation of Property Rights in Global Tuna Fisheries, a report that covers the range of ideas presented at the Cordoba Conference, September 2011.
Technical papers on FADs
- Impact of climate change on Pacific tropical tunas and their fisheries in Pacific Island waters and high seas areas, short paper covering same research as presentation slides above and WCPFC SC technical paper, SPC, December 2018
- Current knowledge, key uncertainties and future research directions for defining the stock structure of skipjack, yellowfin, bigeye and South Pacific albacore tunas in the Pacific Ocean, 63-page paper that is a companion report to the previous paper, Conservation International, November 2018
- Impact of climate change on Pacific tropical tunas and their fisheries, WCPFC Scientific Committee, August 2018
- Efficiency of Electronic Monitoring on FAD-Related Activities by Supply Vessels in the Indian Ocean, ISSF, April 2018. Electronic Monitoring (EM) has been shown as an effective monitoring tool for fisheries management. This study tests the potential use of EM to monitor FADs used by supply vessels in a tropical tuna purse seine fishing fleet.
- Use of Biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices in Ghanaian Purse Seine and Pole and Line Tuna Fleets, ISSF, April 2018. This reports describes how Fishers worked to design five biodegradable FADs from currently available biodegradable materials available today.
- Tuna species caught in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean: skipjack, bigeye, yellowfin and South Pacific albacore, Pacific Community
- Pacific tuna fisheries sustainable but need to consider threats, especially from climate change, TunaPacific, May 2018
- Overfishing puts $42 billion tuna industry at risk of collapse, The Guardian, referencing a Pew Charitable Trusts report, May 2016
Posters & videos
- Taking stock of our tuna, video (24.19 mins), SPC, March 2017
Tuvalu’s Nikolasi Apinelu talks tuna at OFMP2 project forum, about matching reported and IUU fishing levels, and stock status, for Tuvalu.
WWF’s Bubba Cook talks tuna at OFMP2 project forum, about overexploitation of tuna stocks.
Samoa’s Magele Etuati Ropeti talks tuna at OFMP2 project forum, about assessing whether Samoa is creating a sustainable environment for using tuna.