2 Jan Yellowfin Tuna Tagging Exped

Read the full report here: DG Yellowfin Tagging Expedition Report Jan 2019 (PDF)

The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) Marine Protected Area provides a unique opportunity to investigate the role of MPAs in the protection and management of commercially important pelagic fishes, such as yellowfin tuna. Thus, a team of four BPMS researchers visited Diego Garcia in January 2019 to undertake a trial within its recreational fishery to see if it could serve as a source of valuable year-round data on yellowfin tuna in the central Indian Ocean (tagging, morphometrics, and DNA and stable isotope samples).