12 Apr '11, 5pm
Bumble Bee CEO: The end of cheap tuna | blogpost #green
His bigger concern is that tuna fishery regulation is ineffective. Partly that’s because tuna are tough to regulate: They never stop moving, they are widely but sparsely distributed around the world and they can travel thousands of miles, onto the high seas, beyond the reach of any nation. Tuna fishing is regulated by regional fisheries management organizations, or RFMOs, made up of many countries (19 in one central Pacific group), some of which control fishing grounds, others that own the boats. Policing the high seas is a big challenge, Chris told me. “There’s absolutely nothing that stops new boats from coming in,” he said.