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Pacific Islands fail to agree plan to protect tuna

Pacific Islands fail to agree plan to protect tuna

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by September 6, 2016 Regional News

 

Pacific island states and countries failed on Friday to strike a deal to protect shrinking supplies of tuna and adopt cutbacks following a regional conference, officials said, sparking condemnation from conservationists.

The Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest tuna fishing ground, accounting for almost 60% of the global catch.

But supplies are dwindling and conservationists say urgent action is needed to ensure populations remain viable. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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