20th Regular Session of the Scientific Committee

Agenda Item Skipjack tuna management procedure


Sufficient data were available to run the MP for skipjack tuna in 2023. However, it was noted that pole and line fishing efforts in tropical regions continue to decline, which presents a potential problem for the future running of the MP. Therefore, as recommended by SC19, a re-evaluation of the estimation method (which may require a re-evaluation of the modeling framework) was recommended as a high priority before the next implementation of the MP for skipjack tuna in 2026. SC20 will review the planned approach to investigate this.