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TitleThe Bluefin Tuna Fishery in the Bay of Biscay [electronic resource] : Its Relationship with the Crisis of Catches of Large Specimens in the East Atlantic Fisheries from the 1960s / by José Luis Cort , Pablo Abaunza
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XI, 123 p. 73 illus., 35 illus. in color. online resource


This open access book is an original contribution to the knowledge on fishing and research associated with one of the most enigmatic fish of our seas: bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (L.). Based on available evidence, it reconstructs the possible methods used to catch large spawners in the Strait of Gibraltar thousands of years ago and describes the much more recent overfishing that led to a great reduction in the catches of the trap fishery on the area and the disappearance of the northern European fisheries. It is the first book to relate the overfishing of juvenile fishes in certain areas to the decline of large spawners in other very distant areas, revealing one of the main underlying causes of this decline, which has remained a mystery to the fishing sector and scientists alike for over 50 years. This finding should serve to prevent similar cases from arising in the future


Introduction -- Some characteristics of the bluefin tuna its geographical distribution, areas and fishing systems -- The bluefin tuna catch in the strait of gibraltar, a review of its history -- the present state of traps and fisheries research in the strait of gibraltar -- Bluefin tuna fishing in the bay of biscay -- Research related to bluefin tuna fishing in the bay of biscay -- A publication that sheds light on the disappearance of the eastern atlantic bluefin tuna spawner in the 1960s.

Wildlife management Aquatic biology Marine Sciences Endangered ecosystems Applied Ecology Biodiversity Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management. Freshwater & Marine Ecology. Marine & Freshwater Sciences. Ecosystems. Applied Ecology. Biodiversity.


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