Bluefin Tuna Larval Survey - Oceana

Report | September, 2009

Bluefin Tuna Larval Survey


This report presents the preliminary results of the first ever larval survey carried out by NGOs. The summer 2008 Oceana-MarViva campaign focused on providing further evidence of active spawning sites for bluefin tuna and other associated species. Larval samples were taken in some of the most relevant bluefin tuna spawning areas in the Mediterranean Sea, including southwest Malta, the southern Tyrrhenian Sea and the Aegean Sea, while onboard the research vessel MarViva Med MarViva Med from 15 July to 11 August.