Conservation confab mulls fate of bluefin
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Fishing and shipping nations gather in Portugal this week to consider the fate of the endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna and over-harvested Mediterranean swordfish, two pricey gourmet favorites. While conservationists want stricter protection of these and other species, some member nations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) are seeking bigger fishing allowances. The ICCAT is responsible for conservation of tunas and related species in the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas, as well as creatures which get tangled up as by-catch in tuna fishing.
Schroeder, D. (2016, November 15). Conservation confab mulls fate of bluefin. Manila Standard, p. B4.
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Rare species; Marine fish; Tuna fisheries; Fishery protection; Sustainable fishing; Nature conservation; By catch; Fishery economics; Fishing; Sexual maturity; Overfishing; Conferences; International law; Livelihoods; Predators; Food chains; Thunnus thynnus; International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Pew Charitable Trusts; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); International Union for the Conservation of Nature; Di Carlo, Giuseppe
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