Proceedings of the international workshop on the ecology and fisheries for tunas associated with floating objects

Scott, Michael D. and Bayliff, William H. and Lennert-Cody, Cleridy E. and Schaefer, Kurt M. (eds.) (1999) Proceedings of the international workshop on the ecology and fisheries for tunas associated with floating objects. La Jolla, CA, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 478pp. (Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Special Report, 11)

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Abstract

It has long been known that tunas frequently associate with floating objects, such as trees washed out to sea during periods of heavy rainfall, and fishermen have taken advantage of this behavior to facilitate the capture of fish. In some coastal areas, such as the Philippines, artisanal fishermen construct anchored fish-aggregating devices (FADs) to attract fish. More recently, large numbers of free-floating FADs have been constructed for deployment by large purse seiners on the high seas. The FADs often can be interrogated by the seiner and located at great distances using radio telemetry and/or GPS (Global Positioning System) technologies. In some cases a fleet of fishing vessels has a tender vessel which deploys and maintains the FADs, and notifies the fishing vessels when fish are seen around them. This workshop was convened by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and sponsored by Bumble Bee Seafoods, Inc., for the purpose of bringing together scientists and fishermen who have studied the association of tunas with floating objects. Special efforts were made to get participants from all the areas in which tunas associated with floating objects are the targets of fisheries. Thus the "regional review papers" include contributions for the eastern Atlantic, the southern Caribbean Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the eastern and western Pacific Oceans. Many of these reviews and other contributed papers are published in this proceedings volume. Other papers discussed in the workshop were published elsewhere; these papers are cited in the list of background documents in the Report of the Workshop.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Proceedings of the international workshop on the ecology and fisheries for tunas associated with floating objects
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Scott, Michael D.
Bayliff, William H.
Lennert-Cody, Cleridy E.
Schaefer, Kurt M.
Series Name: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Special Report
Number: 11
Number of Pages: 478
Date: 1999
Publisher: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Place of Publication: La Jolla, CA
Issuing Agency: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 5763
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2011 13:56
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 14:35
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5763

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