Pew Mostly Disappointed with ICCAT Commission Outcomes But Does Support Science-Backed Decisions
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] November 22, 2016
The Pew Charitable Trusts was mostly disappointed with the results that came out of the 20th annual meeting of the annual International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) but did support the Commission taking efforts to base fishery management decisions on sound science.
“This year’s ICCAT was a missed opportunity for sustainable fisheries. Measures for bluefin and bigeye tunas, blue sharks, and Mediterranean swordfish did not heed scientific advice, and could lead to further depletion of valuable species...
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