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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: 12

Preliminary estimates of the retained catches of tunas in the EPO for the period 01 January - 31 December 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 55,579 231,478 18,616 1 1,407 3,387 310,468 39.7
    Mexico MEX 143,747 11,477 246 3,399 755 3,853 62 163,539 24
    Nicaragua NIC 10,320 8,831 1,272 1 6 20,430 3
    Other OTR 28,029 50,951 7,188 8 60 86,236 12.2
    Panama PAN 36,261 53,444 4,285 36 220 94,246 12.1
    United States USA 4,909 29,610 2,410 3 5 6 36,943 5.3
    Venezuela VEN 23,859 2,800 15 1 7 9 26,691 3.7
    Total 302,704 388,591 34,032 3,402 757 0 5,317 3,750 738,553

    Other flags include Colombia, Peru, EU (Spain), 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 2 0
    BET BET 56,625 49,558 40,458 32,481 34,032
    BKJ BKJ 4,783 3,279 4,050 5,586 5,317
    BZX BZX 6,897 3,158 6,425 3,218 757
    OTH OTH 869 837 1,828 4,767 3,750
    PBF PBF 2,518 3,385 3,026 3,194 3,402
    SKJ SKJ 355,214 318,738 339,928 313,010 388,591
    YFT YFT 225,058 217,227 251,471 286,449 302,704
    Total 651,964 596,182 647,186 648,707 738,553

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