Standpoint: “IO Catch Quotas Bad News For Juvenile Yellowfin”


The quota has the right intention, but it has been implemented wrongly. Let's hope next year the catch limit will be divided between individual vessels to avoid another race to fish. I wouldn't be surprised if this year yellowfin stocks have been depleted even further, despite the correct intentions of the IOTC reduction.

It is wrong just to target purse seiners targeting juveniles on FADs. Pole and line trade also targets juveniles on FADS - So how are these methods sustainable ? Does no one else see this ??

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