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HIGHLY MIGRATORY FISH SPECIES OR STOCKS

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French Equivalent: Stocks de poissons grands migrateurs

Definition:
Highly migratory fish species or stocks refers to fish species or stocks that carry out extensive migrations and can occur in both EEZs and high seas. This term is usually used to denote tuna and tuna-like species, marlins and swordfish.

Source Publication:
Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001