New push to protect sharks at Tuna Commission

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Share List Another push is being made at Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meetings this week for an agreement on a comprehensive shark management measure. The incidental catch of sharks while targeting other fish such as tuna has become a serious threat to the species. A 2013 study by Social Development Direct, a … Continue reading “New push to protect sharks at Tuna Commission”

China’s distant-water fleet continues to expand, gather critical attention in its wake

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Around 260 Chinese fishing fleets were recently detected in the seas surrounding the Galápagos islands off the coast of Ecuador. The vast armarda of fishing vessels in the biodiverse Pacific islands has raised alarm bells over the fishing practices that conservationists say could severely damage the region’s protected marine ecosystem. Photo:

PNG fishing association wins MSC certification

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Share List The Papua New Guinea Fishing Industry Association won Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification in May. The association covers 32 purse-seine vessels flagged to PNG and another 32 flagged to the Philippines that are based in PNG. The tuna must be processed in one of six PNG-based facilities, all of which are members of the … Continue reading “PNG fishing association wins MSC certification”