1. Determine genome-wide genetic diversity within populations of Kawakawa and Skipjack tunas within this part of the WIO region, and so define biological population (stock) structuring and levels of connectivity (effective migration / gene flow) across the region;
i. Scientific knowledge on genetic stock structure of Kawakawa and Skipjack tuna species, to aid design of appropriate stock management plans, documented.
|Lead Institution:||Rhodes University-South Africa|
|Year of Approval:||2018|
|Project Country:||Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania|
The project will describe genetic diversity, population structure and connectivity of two commercially important tuna species (Kawakawa and Skipjack) for small-scale fisheries from South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya. In addition, the project will relate the findings to economic benefit, biological and environmental information to inform management and development of artisanal tuna fishery in the region.
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