In Brief
Philippine Yellowfin Catches Plummet
Yellowfin tuna landings are reported to have declined by almost 15 percent, as shown in latest PSA data. Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is planning to implement measures to improve yields and reduce imports.
UK Bluefin Preservation Program Launched
Following increased bluefin sightings, the University of Exeter with CEFA have launched an electronic tagging program. The two-year initiative is the first step in bluefin conservation in British waters.
8 NGOs Petition EU For Stronger Bluefin Measures
A group of 8 NGOs have jointly issued a statement addressed to EU Fisheries Commissioner, Karmenu Vella, urging him to “oppose any new provision [at the upcoming ICCAT meeting] that might weaken existing management measures” and for Brussels to desist from requesting a raised quota. Among the signatories are Greenpeace, Oceana, Pew, WWF, The Ocean Foundation, Sciaena, EJF, and Clientearth.
WWF Should Accept Adjudicators Verdict On MSC For Echebastar
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Tuna Species Guide
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