| || || Anderson, Giulia.|
| || || Population genetic structure of three tuna species in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean : an assessment using cutting-edge sequencing and analysis technologies|
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Subject: Tuna | Pacific Ocean | Geographical distribution. Fish populations | Pacific Ocean. Fishes | Pacific Ocean | Genetics. Animal population genetics | Pacific Ocean.
Call No.: Pac QL 638 .S35 A53 2019
Copyright:10-20% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: Numerous tuna species support highly productive and lucrative fisheries, which collectively account for 8% of all marine fishery products by volume. Three principle market species support roughly 90% of the tuna fishery: albacore (Thunnusalalunga), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares).Concurrently, the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) produces 56% of all tuna in the world, almost all of it through the three listed species. It is therefore in the interest of the global human population to promote the sustainability of the tuna fishery as a whole, and especially of the principle market species in the WCPO. To this end, I apply next generation technology to skipjack, albacore, and yellowfin tuna, to assess their genetic population structure in the WCPO.