According to industry science, the prospects for tuna fishing in the Atlantic Ocean could be 20 thousand tons per year. Half of this volume falls on the open part of the ocean, the rest – on the zones of African states.
The review noted that licenses will be required to work in the zones of foreign states. Scientists consider the waters of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cape Verde Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe, Angola to be the most promising for fishing. The by-catch of tuna in the trawl method of catching on the shelf of African states will depend on the volume of target catch (horse mackerel, sardine, mackerel and others) and the areas of operation of the fleet.