Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)


What we did

In 2010, 60% of the global tuna catch came from the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, the world’s biggest tuna fishery.

At 2.4 million tonnes, the 2010 catch is the fishery’s second highest annual catch on record.

So how much tuna is out there and is the amount of fishing sustainable?

Published in CSIRO’s ECOS magazine in September 2012, the story entitled Bigeye: Pacific tuna fishery with a future describes the state of the world’s biggest tuna fishery.