The OPRT is an international non-governmental organization (NGO), established in Tokyo on December 8, 2000, with the purpose to link the oceans with the consumers and promote sustainable use of tunas.
It is comprised of tuna longline producers from various countries (Japan, Chinese Taipei, Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Ecuador, Seychelles and Fiji) as well as organization of traders, distributors and consumers and public interest organizations in Japan. The OPRT is striving to develop tuna fisheries in a way to fulfill international and social responsibility in cooparation with FAO and regional tuna resource management organizations responsible for each area of the world's oceans.
Andalusia claims Mediterranean trawling fleet stoppage change Spain
The Undersecretary of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Andalusia has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and the Environment to transfer to the month of October the stoppage of the Mediterranean trawling fleet scheduled for April.
China reopens market to live Irish crab Republic of Ireland
Minister of Agriculture of Ireland reached an agreement with a Chinese official on the proposed certificate to accompany consignments of crab exports to the Chinese market, which should facilitate the resumption of the crab trade between both countries.