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Little tuna - Maldives
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2019
Little tuna - Maldives
Fact Sheet Citation  
Petits thonidés
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Species:
FAO Names: en - Mackerels nei, fr - Maquereaux nca, es - Caballas nep, ru - Скумбриевые

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
Geographic extent of Little tuna - Maldives
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2016
 
 
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
PartnerFIRMS
Exploitation rateUnknownUncertain/Not assessed
Abundance levelUnknownUncertain/Not assessed
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateUncertain
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No

Exploitation
 

Estimated Catch (Tons / year). Catch trend: Stable. 
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 29.99tonnes2016
Assessment
Level of uncertainty: Low


Tuna resources are assessed by IOTC and Maldives follows the rules and procedures under IOTC. Special emphasis is given to strengthen the compliance of the tuna fleet, especially regarding tuna catches. Catch and effort data is collected on a regular basis through logbooks and necessary improvements are made depending on the scientific research.
Empirical Assessment
Type:  Expert Knowledge
IOTC Assessment

Mainly caught by small scale pole line and troll fishing vessels. Stock assessment relies on IOTC Indian Ocean wide assessments.
Management
Management unit: Yes


Maldives adopts the management measures set by IOTC for the tuna fisheries.
• Management actions taken: Logbook system introduced in 2010. 
Source of information
 
FAO. 2019. Report of the Eighth Session of the Scientific Committee of the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Maputo, Mozambique, 12–15 February 2018. Rapport de la huitième session du Comité Scientifique de la Commission des Pêches pour le Sud-Ouest de l’Océan Indien. Maputo, Mozambique, 12–15 février 2018. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches et l’aquaculture No.1260. Maputo. 120 pp. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.  Click to openhttp://www.fao.org/3/ca4303b/ca4303b.pdf
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