International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

The Commission made headway, but no consensus on the key issues related to overfishing of Pacific bigeye tuna and capping purse-seine fishing capacity in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. Decisions on these and other major items are as follows: Bigeye Tuna Overfishing. While the Pacific bigeye tuna stock is not overfished, its spawning biomass has been reduced by 75 percent since the 1950s.

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Big Fish, Not Reef Fish

Conservancy Talk

The Nature Conservancy is leading a project in countries that are part of the Parties to Nauru Agreement (PNA), which brings together nine Pacific island countries – Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Island, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu – ­to work together to manage 50 percent of the world’s tuna source. In addition to overfishing, the reefs are also being impacted by land-based sources of pollution.

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Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Conservancy Talk

Take your pick: climate change, deforestation, water security, overfishing — the list of problems goes on. Finalists also included projects to boost reef resilience in Tuvalu, protect homes from brushfire in Togo, restore mangrove forests in Bangladesh and use cook stove waste to improve soil nutrients in Africa. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature.

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