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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: 2023
Yearly report no: 1

Preliminary estimates of the retained catches of tunas in the EPO for the period 01 January - 29 January 2023, by species and vessel flag, in metric tons.

  • Flag Yellowfin Skipjack Bigeye Pacific bluefin Bonitos Albacore Black skipjack Other Total Percentage of total
    Ecuador ECU 3,790 14,578 2,093 22 15 20,498 51.6
    Mexico MEX 4,540 630 1 3,400 8,571 21.6
    Other OTR 1,565 3,037 659 2 7 5,270 13.2
    Panama PAN 1,174 3,985 213 4 22 5,398 13.6
    Total 11,069 22,230 2,966 3,400 0 0 28 44 39,737

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

  • Species 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
    ALB ALB 0 0 0 0 0
    BET BET 2,662 6,032 2,089 1,258 2,966
    BKJ BKJ 0 0 0 3 28
    BZX BZX 0 0 0 0 0
    OTH OTH 0 0 0 0 44
    PBF PBF 0 2,030 3,026 3,181 3,400
    SKJ SKJ 15,918 22,540 16,992 11,426 22,230
    YFT YFT 17,629 19,003 16,584 14,052 11,069
    Total 36,209 49,605 38,691 29,920 39,737

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