Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Tuna Fishing in the South Pacific

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This fascinating video shows how South Pacific islanders fish for Skipjack Tuna for commercial export using hook, line and pole. Skipjack Tuna are more able to withstand the pressures of commercial fishing than other tuna species because they reach sexual maturity in one year and then spawn many times per season afterwards. Of course, they are not as commercially desirable because they are the smallest tuna species, but if humans cause the extinction of all other tuna species due to overfishing, Skipjack might be the only species that remains. If you have adequate wifi support, you should watch this full-screen in high definition.