Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems

Purse-seine fish ID cards for Pacific Islands Regional Fisheries Observers (PIRFO)

idcardsThese identification cards have been produced to help with the identification of fish species encountered by Fisheries Observers while onboard commercial tuna purse seiners that fish in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO). The species included in these cards are the ones commonly recorded by observers on tuna purse seine vessels operating in the WCPO.

The cards can be easily accessed by observers while working on deck during net hauling and brailing operations to verify and correctly identify fish species. The cards also assist in training observers operating within the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Convention Area.


This publication is based on the Marine species identification manual for horizontal longline fishermen by Chapman et al. (2006).


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