The report summarises recent trends in the distribution and length composition of catches of skipjack tuna from the domestic purse seine fishery. Catches were lower in recent years due in part to a decline in the number of vessels operating in the fishery. Annual catches are also likely to be influenced by the prevailing oceanographic conditions that affect the availability of skipjack tuna to the domestic fleet.
FAR 2019/34 Characterisation of the New Zealand skipjack tuna fishery
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
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