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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: 9

Preliminary estimates of the retained catches of tunas in the EPO for the period 01 January - 02 October 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 47,500 137,999 11,712 38 2 1,073 2,751 201,075 38.2
    Mexico Mexico 102,161 10,281 305 3,194 2,733 3,217 24 121,915 23.2
    Nicaragua Nicaragua 7,518 6,552 1,106 2 17 15,195 2.9
    Other Other 17,570 31,978 4,742 29 87 54,406 10.4
    Panama Panama 29,946 40,356 3,242 44 162 73,750 14
    United States United States 3,185 16,814 2,259 2 61 22,321 4.2
    Venezuela Venezuela 31,337 5,762 141 2 27 37,269 7.1
    Total 239,217 249,742 23,507 3,194 2,771 2 4,369 3,129 525,931

    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 8 0 0 0 2
    BET BET 47,577 41,402 41,626 33,731 23,507
    BKJ BKJ 2,262 3,691 1,587 3,624 4,369
    BZX BZX 1,819 5,450 2,633 4,865 2,771
    OTH OTH 402 502 328 1,538 3,129
    PBF PBF 2,851 2,460 3,268 3,026 3,194
    SKJ SKJ 220,781 270,271 257,108 260,824 249,742
    YFT YFT 190,964 180,353 177,913 214,895 239,217
    Total 466,664 504,129 484,463 522,503 525,931

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