Updated fishery statistics for bigeye, skipjack and albacore tunas from Madeira Archipelago
Tunas constitute an important seasonal fishery in the region of Madeira. Bigeye and skipjack are usually the most abundant species in the area, with albacore reaching record landings in 2014. This document updates the tuna statistics of Madeira archipelago between 1999 and 2015, including the total catch by species, the baitboat fleet composition and the catch size frequencies for the main tuna species (BET, SKJ and ALB). Fishing grounds used in recent years (2010-2015) are also presented.