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Postby aukepalmhof » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:02 pm

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On this stamp, you see skipjack fishing from a fishing boat with hand-lines. The men are standing on the railing of the fishing boat. During fishing, the skipjack is feed with bait which mostly got a frenzy of fish coming to the bait, and they are an easy catch for the fishermen. The fishing boat is not identified.

Have been loading skipjack in a reefer vessel, mostly on the coast of West Africa from fishing boats, a slow process, which took around a month before we got a full load. Most was going to the canneries in the Mediterranean.

The following I found on the internet:
Skipjack tuna live in oceanic surface waters throughout the Indian Ocean and Western and Central Pacific Ocean, except in areas where ocean depth is less than about 50m. Skipjack also lives in the Atlantic Ocean.
FISHERIES
Skipjack tuna live in oceanic surface waters throughout the Indian Ocean and Western and Central Pacific Ocean, except in areas where ocean depth is less than about 50m. Skipjack also lives in the Atlantic Ocean.

FISHERIES
SKJ-003Skipjack is an important tuna species. Skipjack caught in the Asia-Pacific region contributes nearly half of the total world tuna catch (all species) and about 80% of the world skipjack catch. Over 70% of the total tuna catch of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean and about half that of the Indian Ocean is skipjack tuna.

Skipjack is caught by local fishers and foreign licensed vessels using many different fishing gears, from traditional to industrial, including purse-seine, pole-and-line, ring nets, gillnets, hand lines, and troll lines.

SUSTAINABILITY AND MANAGEMENT
Skipjack is heavily fished but is an abundant, very resilient species that is fast-growing, short-lived, and very fecund. The skipjack resource is not overfished. The resource is managed by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), and national governments. International environment organizations and market controls have an influence on the governance of skipjack fisheries.

VALUE CHAINS
Skipjack is sold as canned tuna (90% of catch), with the better grade marketed as “light-meat tuna” mainly in Europe, the US, and Australia/New Zealand. The remainder is sold fresh locally, dried-salted and smoked. Skipjack is canned in Thailand, Seychelles, Mauritius, Kenya, India (in the Indian Ocean) and the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, American Samoa, Ecuador (in the Pacific Ocean). Product from the Indian and Pacific oceans is also canned in Spain, Germany, and Venezuela. Wherever it occurs, skipjack is also an important locally consumed fish.

The skipjack fishery provides tens of thousands of jobs in fishing and processing – including for women – although many fishing crew and processing workers are low-paid and their work arduous. Pacific and Indian Ocean country governments receive substantial revenue from granting foreign fishing licenses.

FOOD
As food, skipjack is a very good source of low-fat protein and is low in sodium, but has a moderate level of cholesterol.

ECOSYSTEM AND CLIMATE
Skipjack fishing bycatch, mainly juveniles of other tuna species but also of sea turtles, sharks, and other marine fish species, is a significant environmental issue. Unless strictly managed, fish processing operations for skipjack (mainly by canning) also have negative effects on surrounding land and sea environments.

Global warming affects the distribution and catchability of skipjack stocks.

http://www.asiapacfish.org/index.php/sp ... pjack-tuna
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