Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2010.
viii, 45 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-45).
Modern standards of management for tuna fisheries
The tuna RFMOs and the stocks for which they are responsible
Incentives and disincentives for cooperation in international tuna fisheries management
A way forward : rights-based management
This paper reviews the current management of tuna fisheries by the five tuna regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs), which focus on the management of target species in the light of international standards and modern expectations for fisheries management. The paper demonstrates that the scientific advice for the management of tuna stocks is not generally followed, at least not on a timely basis. The underlying issues that account for the failure of RFMOs to meet global standards and expectations are discussed and rights-based management systems are advanced as a means of addressing some of the management shortcomings.--Publisher's description.