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The working together of the Solomon Islands and Japan on tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis ) industrialization requires cooperation and mutual trust. This must be based on an understanding of history and everchanging socioeconomic climates, which may be obtained from case studies such as that currently being funded by ICLARM and the Rockefeller Foundation on the South Pacific tuna industrialization.
A compilation of values for the exponential coefficient of natural mortality (M) is given for 175 different stocks of fish distributed in 84 species, both freshwater and marine, and ranging from polar to tropical waters.
The main purpose of the study is to collect information on the input-output relationships in milkfish (Chanos chanos ) production in the Philippines. The data (analysis of which will be complete in mid-1980) can then be used to improve production operations.