Ascension Island

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many fish of each species were caught in Ascension Island's commercial fishery in 2013.

Photo of Mark Simmonds Mark Simmonds The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Fisheries management is a devolved issue and as such is the responsibility of the Ascension Island Government. The following catch figures for 2013 are in metric tonnes.

  Metric tonne
Yellow Fin Tuna 75.616
Bigeye Tuna 1503.539
Albacore Tuna 37.791
Swordfish 218.196
Striped Marlin 2.09
Black Marlin 5.88
Sailfish 35.143
Blue Marlin 22.581
Other 121.222

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