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unhappycamper

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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 06:40 AM Dec 2013

Pacific island nations demand tighter controls on $70 billion a year tuna fishing industry

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/01/pacific-island-nations-demand-tighter-controls-on-70-billion-a-year-tuna-fishing-industry/



Pacific island nations demand tighter controls on $70 billion a year tuna fishing industry
By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, December 1, 2013 0:36 EST

The future of the world’s largest tuna fishery will be decided at a meeting in Australia this week, with Pacific island nations demanding tighter controls on a catch now worth US$7.0 billion a year.

A record 2.65 million tonnes of tuna was hauled from the Pacific last year, accounting for 60 percent of the global catch, with most of the fishing conducted by so-called “distant water” fleets from as far afield as Europe, the United States, China, Korea and Taiwan.

Island nations, many of which rely on tuna for a significant portion of their income, fear stocks are becoming unsustainable and want action at the December 2-6 meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Cairns.

“If distant water nations support sustainability of the resource, then they need to commit to a 30 percent reduction in catches,” Marshall Islands fisheries director Glen Joseph said.



unhappycamper comment: I suspect the term "distant water nations" will become part of climate change terminology.
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Pacific island nations demand tighter controls on $70 billion a year tuna fishing industry (Original Post) unhappycamper Dec 2013 OP
If the TPP passes to be dipsydoodle Dec 2013 #1
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