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One Fin, Two Fins, Red Fins, Bluefins - Some Problems of Nomenclature and Taxonomy Affecting Legal Instruments Governing Tuna and Other Highly Migratory Species

Serdy, Andrew


Following recent FAO recognition that what were thought separate Atlantic and Pacific stocks of Thunnus thynnus are actually distinct species, this article examines the considerable variation in how tunas are named and classified in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and other fisheries treaties. Two consequences related to the superimposition of the UN Fish Stocks Agreement on this variation are highlighted. The author concludes that, until FAO names gain wider use, it is the Latin...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2003.08.005


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