Australian Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery

Management
Country: 
Australia
Program Start Date: 
2007
Region: 
Oceania
Large Marine Ecosystem: 
Northwest Australia
Southwest Australia
West-Central Australia
Species Information
Common name Fish type Genus Species
Bigeye tuna Finfish - Pelagic, Highly Migratory Species Thunnus obesus
Striped marlin Finfish - Pelagic, Highly Migratory Species Tetrapturus audax
Swordfish Finfish - Pelagic, Highly Migratory Species Xiphias gladius
Yellowfin tuna Finfish - Pelagic, Highly Migratory Species Thunnus albacares
Fishing Mortality Control: 
Total Allowable Catch
Program Attributes
Approach: 
Quota-Based
Program Type: 
Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ)
Species: 
Multi-species
Number of species: 
4
Marine or Freshwater: 
Marine
Fishing Rights Holder: 
Individual
Tenure of Shares: 
Unknown
Secure: 
Yes
Transferable: 
Yes
Monitoring Requirements: 
Hail in/Hail out, Logbooks, On-board Observers, VMS
Gear Type: 
Unknown
Participation
Initial Allocation Method: 
Unknown