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Tristan Da Cunha Nightingale Island
2011 2 Pence Legal Tender Copper Commemorative Coin Uncirculated
Comes In Sealed Plastic Bag From Mint
Great addition for your world commemorative coin and/or fish collection!
This coin shows a Bluefin Tuna, “Nightingale Island,” and “TWO PENCE” on the front.
Queen Elizabeth II, “Tristan da Cunha,” and “2011” are on the back.
Two Pence legal tender coin from Tristan da Cunha.
This 21 mm diameter coin is a bit smaller than USA nickel (21.21 mm in diameter).
Edge is smooth.
There are three fisheries in the Tristan da Cunha Exclusive Fishing Zone (EFZ):
1- The pot fishery for the Tristan lobster, which is the main fishery in the archipelago.
2- The trawl / longline fishery for blue nose.
3- The longline fishery for southern blue-fin tuna, with foreign vessels occasionally licensed to fish in the EFZ.
The southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii; SBT) is a tuna of the family Scombridae principally found between 30°S and 50°S in the oceans of the southern hemisphere. SBT, which can live for up to forty years, is among the larger bony fishes, reaching 2.5 metres in length and weighing up to 260 kg. Mature females produce several million or more eggs in a single spawning period. Breeding is only known to take place in warm waters south of Java (September to April) and juveniles migrate south down the west coast of Australia. SBT are known to dive to 500 m and can tolerate a wide range of water temperature due to their advanced circulatory system. SBT is an opportunistic feeder, preying on a wide variety of fish, crustaceans, cephalopods, salps, and other marine animals.
Southern bluefin tuna is considered critically endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the stock is estimated to be just 9% of the unexploited stock size. The fishery utilises pelagic longlines, which also catch non-target species such as seabirds and sharks. Tristan has limited resource to patrol the EFZ, and there is the risk of illegal fishing in the south of the zone. Nonetheless, the bluefin tuna fishery is an important contributor to the Tristan da Cunha economy.
For these reasons, Tristan da Cunha decided to commemorate the bluefin tuna on this coin.
Nightingale Island is an active volcanic island that is part of the Tristan da Cunha group. Though it has no permanent inhabitants, Tristan da Cunha has issued a series of wildlife commemorative coins in honor of the island.
This listing is for one coin only – the bluefin tuna coin.
Tristan da Cunha, colloquially Tristan, is both a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean and the main island of that group. It is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) from the nearest inhabited land, Saint Helena, and 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles) from the nearest continental land, South Africa. It is 3,360 kilometres (2,090 miles) from South America. The territory consists of the main island, Tristan da Cunha, which has a north–south length of 11.27 kilometres (7.00 miles) and an area of 98 square kilometres (38 sq mile), and the smaller, uninhabited Nightingale Island and the wildlife reserves of Inaccessible and Gough islands. As of January 2017, the main island has 262 permanent inhabitants. Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is the only major settlement of Tristan da Cunha, and contains a small port, the Administrator’s residence, and the post office. The other islands are uninhabited, except for the personnel of a weather station on Gough Island.
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