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Japan to restrict bluefin tuna capture in the Pacific

JAPAN
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 02:40 (GMT + 9)

Japan intends to limit bluefin tuna captures in the Pacific Ocean in order to favour the recovery of this resource due to the fact that its stock levels have declined to their lowest ever. The decision was taken by the Japanese Fisheries Agency, whose plan is to start restricting catches of tuna less than a year old to around 4.5 million, the news agency Kyodo reported. According to the environmental group Pew Charitable Trust, the current level of bluefin tuna has dipped to just 2.6 per cent of its historic size. The Japanese Government representatives will present the new restrictions at an upcoming meeting held by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in the southwestern Japanese city of Fukuoka at the end of August. Those attending the meeting will also discuss the possibility of banning bluefin tuna fishing during the migration per... FULL STORY

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