Fisheries economics and trade

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Region:    Global

Estimation of the global sales values of tuna fisheries global

Pew Charitable Trusts - Project Dates:
May 2014 - October 2014

Description of Project:
Pew Charitable Trusts sought an estimate of the global value of tuna fisheries to inform their advocacy work.

Services Provided:

Poseidon amalgamated catch records from all the RFMO databases, and then analysed and described market flows of different species and products by ocean area and fleet type. A model was then developed, based on catch volumes and price data to calculate the ex-vessel and market value of tuna by ocean, species, and major fleet type. Estimates of values of tuna sales were provided for both 2012 and 2014.