14 Oct '11, 3am

Getting Serious About Illegal Tuna Fishing in the Mediterranean | Care2 Causes

Getting Serious About Illegal Tuna Fishing in the Mediterranean | Care2 Causes

NOTE: This is a guest post from Lee Crockett , Director of Federal Fisheries Policy at the Pew Environment Group. This post is part of Pew’s Overfishing 101 series. Previous posts can be viewed here . Driftnets sound relatively harmless as a fishing method. But as any marine biologist will tell you, this gear threatens ocean wildlife . At its November meeting, however, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) could take steps to enforce current international prohibitions on the usage of this damaging practice. Held on the sea’s surface or just below with floating devices, driftnets can be miles long . Depending on the size of the mesh, they can entangle anything that happens to swim nearby, including sea turtles, whales, swordfish and tuna. Banned But Still in Use Most countries recognized that driftnets harm too many marine species (PDF)...

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