About: bluefin tuna

Agrifood 20-11-2018

Fishing nations fail in bid to cut quotas for depleted bigeye tuna

Dozens of nations on Monday failed to agree on measures to preserve one of the planet's most valuable fish: the bigeye tuna, backbone of a billion-dollar business that is severely overfished.
Agrifood 22-11-2017

Disgraceful behaviour by the EU at high-level tuna meeting in Marrakesh

While claiming to fight for the oceans and put sustainability first, the European Commission is pushing for the largest total allowable catches of bluefin tuna ever seen, without a solid scientific basis, write Linnéa Engström, Ricardo Serrão Santos and Norica Nicolai.
Global Europe 08-10-2015

MEPs condemn Thai junta

Thailand’s military junta came under cross-party attack at the European parliament on Thursday (8 October), with MEPs demanding a return to democratic rule, the release of political detainees, and an end to human rights and labour abuses.

Conservationists warn against tuna quota increase

Conservationists are warning against an “irresponsible” increase in bluefin tuna quotas, as members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas meet for talks in South Africa this week.

EU researchers make tuna stock breakthrough

After fears of a "mackerel war" were rekindled on Tuesday (24 August), a timely discovery by EU researchers could ease future fisheries spats as a natural method for extracting mass quantities of bluefin tuna eggs has been found, the European Commission announced yesterday (25 August).

EU orders industrial tuna fishing ban until year’s end

In the wake of huge depletion in stocks of bluefin tuna, EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki decided yesterday (9 June) to ban large-scale bluefin tuna fishing in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic. The ban has already come into effect.

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