Japan On Verge of Breaking Self Imposed Limit on Bluefin Tuna Landings
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Nikkei Report] - April 18, 2017
Tokyo -- Japan is poised to exceed an international commitment to limit catches of threatened Pacific bluefin tuna just two years after it adopted the cap, which has been undermined by lax compliance.
Japan leads the world in catches and consumption of the fish. As of Monday, the Japanese bluefin catch had reached 99.7% of the agreed-on quota for the 12 months ending in June, making it only a matter of time -- possibly within the next two weeks -- until the commitment is broken.
Bluefin tuna, a popular...
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