High Value and Long Life—Double Jeopardy for Tunas and Billfishes

B. B. Collette, K. E. Carpenter, B. A. Polidoro, M. J. Juan-Jordá, A. Boustany, D. J. Die, C. Elfes, W. Fox, J. Graves, L. Harrison, R. McManus, C. V. Minte-Vera, R. Nelson, V. Restrepo, J. Schratwieser, C. Sun, A. Amorim, M. B. Peres, C. Canale, G. Cardenas, S. Chang, W. Chiang, N. Leite, H. Harwell, R. Lessa, F. L. Fredou, H. A. Oxenford, R. Serra, K. Shao, R. Sumaila, S. Wang, R. Watson, E. Yáñez, (2011). Science 333, 291-292.

We present here the first standardized data on the global distribution, abundance, population trends, and impact of major threats for all known species of scombrids and billfishes [see supporting online material (SOM) for details].

10.1126/science.1208730, http://www.ecomarres.com/downloads/Tuna.pdf