SKIPJACK TUNA FISHERY

Major species:
Skipjack Tuna

Estimated catch 2009-10:
0 Tonnes

Gross value of production:
nil

DEVELOPMENTS IN 2010–11

  • There has been no effort in the Skipjack Tuna Fishery during 2010–11. This trend continues from 2009–10 with fishers avoiding fishing for Skipjack Tuna due to a combination of low value product, high costs of fishing and the highly variable nature of the stock.
  • The main processor of Skipjack Tuna, the Port Lincoln Cannery, was closed in May 2010.
  • A number of permit conditions for Skipjack Tuna were amended in 2010–11 to ensure that if fishing takes place it conforms to the conservation and management measures implemented by the Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.

SKIPJACK TUNA FISHING