Five days of exhaustive talks at the annual meeting for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) have yielded mixed results for Pacific Island states, in Bali this week. Among the major successes, members were able to agree on a target reference point for skipjack tuna - the Pacific’s most valuable stock. However, other important and fragile fish stocks like albacore tuna will have to wait another year for development of harvest strategies
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Results for overfishing
Thursday 10 December 2015
Saturday 7 December 2013
Greenpeace has expressed its disappointment that the Pacific tuna talks which ended in Cairns yesterday have failed to take action to end overfishing of the region's valuable tuna stocks, which it says is in a dire state “as the region is robbed of its resources”.
Friday 6 December 2013
Overfishing of tuna in the Pacific Islands has led to calls to substantially reduce fishing effort for Big-eye and Bluefin and to introduce strengthened catch limits for Albacore. Meeting in Cairns, Australia this week, Pacific islands delegates to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) are renewing their efforts for sustainable management of tuna stocks.
Monday 7 October 2013
Greenpeace is criticizing the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commissions (WCPFC) for its lack of transparency in technical and compliance meetings held last week in Pohnpei, Micronesia, and voiced its alarm at what it called the failure of WCPFC members to sustainably manage tuna stocks.