Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Dogtooth tuna - Maldives
Fact Sheet Title  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2019
Dogtooth tuna - Maldives
Fact Sheet Citation  
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Species List:
Species Ref: en - Dogtooth tuna, fr - Bonite à gros yeux, es - Casarte ojón

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
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Aq Res
Biological Stock: No         Value: National
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2016
Habitat Bio
Climatic Zone: Tropical.   Vertical Dist: Pelagic.  

Geo Dist
Geo Dist: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Water Area Overview
Aq Res Struct
Biological Stock: No


Estimated Catch (Tons / year). Catch trend: Stable. 
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 11.45tonnes2016
Bio Assess

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.
Assess Empirical Approach
Type:  Expert Knowledge
IOTC Assessment

Mainly caught by small scale pole line and troll fishing vessels.
Management unit: Yes

Maldives adopts the management measures set by IOTC for the tuna fisheries.
• Management actions taken: Logbook system introduced in 2010. 
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 open
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