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Global tuna catches grow but overfishing continues

WORLDWIDE | Saturday, September 24, 2016
The global commercial tuna catch reached 5 million tons in 2014, an increase from 4.6 million in 2013, reveals the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation in its latest report on the global tuna stock situation.


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Innovative Fish Cage System for Farming Hamachi
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