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2007 annual report to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, United States of America. Part 1, Information on fisheries, research, and statistics (for 2006)
  • Published Date:
    2007
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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States, National Marine Fisheries Service, ; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (U.S.) ; United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Pacific Islands Region, ; ... More ▼
  • Description:
    "This report presents estimates of annual catches of tuna, billfish, and other highly migratory species (HMS), and vessel participation during 2002-2006 for U.S. fisheries operating in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO). All statistics for 2006 are provisional. For the purposes of this report the WCPO is defined as the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Statistical Area2. Information on fisheries is provided, and pelagic research during 2006 is described. U.S. fisheries include large-scale purse seine, longline, and distant-water troll fisheries operating on the high seas, within the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ), and within the EEZs of other states, and small-scale troll, handline, pole-and-line and miscellaneous-gear fisheries operating in nearshore waters inthe EEZs of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and Hawaii"--Page 2.

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