Marine species identification manual for horizontal longline fishermen = Manuel d'identification des espèces marines destiné aux pêcheurs à la palangre horizontale English-French
The overall aim of this manual is to improve and increase the amount and accuracy of catch data provided by domestic tuna longline fishermen in the Pacific region when they complete their catch and effort logsheet. This manual will enable fishermen to more accurately identify the fish they catch and to record species previously not recorded because fishermen did not know what they were, or considered them insignificant or irrelevant. The manual is presented in 10 tabbed sections for ease of use. Each section starts with a list of the species covered in the section with the scientific, standard FAO English and French names, and the FAO species code to be used by fishermen when completing their logsheets. Within each species group, similar species have been presented on opposite pages, or over the page, to make identification easier. Most pages include a colour representation of the species and a line diagram of the species with external identifiers marked in English and French. In the case of some shark species, the teeth have been drawn as an additional identifier for that species. At the top of each page is the scientific name of the species and the FAO code. At the bottom left of each page is a table with the English, French, Japanese and Hawaiian (where known) names, as well as a space for fisherman to write in the local name for each species.