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Tuna, skipjack

Euthynnus pelamis, Katsuwonus pelamis

Skipjack are a relatively small tuna (growing to a metre in length) and sometimes sold as 'bonito' though this is a different species of fish. Skipjack is primarily sold in cans.

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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — The Republic of Maldives EEZ
Stock detail — Certified fleets only
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line; Troll
Capture area — Eastern Atlantic (FAO 27,34,47)
Stock area — East Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll; Pole & line
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Western Atlantic (FAO 41,31)
Stock area — West Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Atlantic (FAO 27,34,47)
Stock area — East Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Western Atlantic (FAO 41,31)
Stock area — West Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Atlantic (FAO 27,34,47)
Stock area — East Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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