26 Nov '11, 6pm

ICCAT increases protection for bluefin tuna, swordfish and sharks, but is it enough? via @TreeHugger

A Step in the Right Direction, But We Need More! The Earth's oceanic ecosystems are under tremendous pressure from over-fishing . Every time I look at the efforts to protect fisheries, I'm afraid that we might be doing too little, too late, and that by taking only small steps now, we're kicking the can down the road until one day our problems because much harder to solve.Still, any good news in this area is welcome, and the latest positive development concerns a decision by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to reinforce some protection measures that affect mostly bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean. Flickr /CC BY 3.0 The biggest change to the status quo will be the creation of an electronic catch-tracking system for bluefin tuna. The current paper-based system is very open to abuse, so much so that "a report from the Pew Environment ...

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