18 Oct '11, 2pm

Fishing industry exceeds Atlantic bluefin quota by 141 percent

Bluefin tuna gets record price ($396,000) at Japanese auction (01/06/2011) On Tuesday, a 752-pound Pacific bluefin tuna was sold at Japanese auction for the highest price ever received for raw seafood - $396,000. The price tops the previous record by more than $100,000 and comes at a time when tuna populations around the world are experiencing precipitous declines. Fisheries commissions' ability to manage diminishing tuna stocks called into question (12/31/2010) During a meeting earlier this month, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) disregarded appeals from the EU and Japan, as well as from Commission scientists, calling for a substantial and immediate reduction in catch rates of bigeye and yellowfin tuna in response to diminished stocks. An earlier meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) resulted in ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1018-hance_bluefin_quota.html

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