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Cumulative catches

Cumulative catch by species and by fishing gear other than longline, principally by purse seine and pole-and-line

Catch year: 2022
Yearly report no: 3

Preliminary estimates of the retained catches of tunas in the EPO for the period 01 January - 03 April 2022, by species and vessel flag, in metric tons.

  • Flag Yellowfin Skipjack Bigeye Pacific bluefin Bonitos Albacore Black skipjack Other Total Percentage of total
    Ecuador Ecuador 14,774 49,618 5,181 5 87 253 69,918 40.1
    Mexico Mexico 31,934 2,034 107 3,194 269 2 37,540 21.5
    Nicaragua Nicaragua 2,455 2,208 350 5,013 2.9
    Other Other 4,435 11,775 1,159 17,369 10
    Panama Panama 11,254 14,529 757 4 26,544 15.2
    United States United States 287 2,332 177 2,796 1.6
    Venezuela Venezuela 12,964 2,242 6 2 3 15,217 8.7
    Total 78,103 84,738 7,737 3,194 5 0 362 258 174,397

    Other flags include Colombia, EU (Spain), El Salvador; this category is used to avoid revealing the operations of individual vessels or companies.

  • Species 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    ALB ALB 0 0 0 0 0
    BET BET 15,220 11,939 17,052 9,642 7,737
    BKJ BKJ 298 889 265 690 362
    BZX BZX 925 204 0 25 5
    OTH OTH 20 15 0 23 258
    PBF PBF 790 2,249 3,268 3,026 3,194
    SKJ SKJ 71,542 73,218 101,244 91,242 84,738
    YFT YFT 59,132 63,537 67,884 73,428 78,103
    Total 147,927 152,051 189,713 178,076 174,397

    Other species may include other tunas, mackerel, sharks and miscellaneous fishes.