Japan to Propose Bluefin Tuna Catch Quota Increase At WCPFC Meeting
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Japan News] - July 31, 2018
The government plans to propose raising catch quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna -- a popular component of high-grade sushi -- in September, following an international body's recent estimate that it is feasible to increase catches by up to about 15 percent from 2019, thanks to a recovery in the stock.
Overfishing has drastically declined bluefin stock to about 10 percent of its peak level of 168,125 tons in 1961. Since 2015, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission has set caps on ...
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