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. The Commission adopted a strategy for 2011 to work on a new Conservation and Management Measure (CMM) for bigeye tuna. The new draft CMM may also include measures for yellowfin and skipjack tunas.

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Big Fish, Not Reef Fish

Conservancy Talk

I catch fish sometimes, but they are mostly reef fish because in Palau you need to travel far to catch tuna. I recently travelled to the island of Pohnpei, one of the states in the Federated States of Micronesia, to engage with local partners on tuna project. In fish markets I see mainly reef fish of very small size and some yellowfin and skipjack tuna. I thought to myself, tuna fishing here must be good, to have all these vessels here. So why not eat the fresh tuna?

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