The Value Of Global Tuna Fisheries

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Tuna contributes at least USD 42 billion in end value to the global economy each year, making it the world’s most valuable fish, according to a report by Pew.
In addition to canned tuna being a much loved inexpensive staple protein in households around the world, tuna is also sold at high prices for its premium flesh used for steaks, sashimi and sushi….
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DNA tests confirm Southern Bluefin Tuna on menu in mainland China

The Southern Bluefin Tuna market in China, a new study published today, has found Southern Bluefin Tuna is served in restaurants in mainland China, particularly Shanghai. This is a significant finding not only because of the threatened status of the tuna, but as it also provides insights into China’s role as a non-member of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT), the organization that sets annual fishing quotas for the tuna….
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New Zealand Skipjack Tuna Purse Seine Fishery Certified As Sustainable

The Talley’s New Zealand skipjack tuna purse seine fishery, operated by Talley’s Group Limited, has been certified as sustainable, tipping the scale of MSC certified seafood out of New Zealand to over 50% of its total wild-caught commercial catch. To achieve MSC certification, the New Zealand skipjack fishery has demonstrated that it meets the high bar of sustainability set by the MSC Fisheries Standard.
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Four illegal fishers netted during large scale regional crackdown

117 fishing vessels were boarded at sea and in port during a 10-day regional operation to crack down on illegal tuna fishing. Nine patrol boats from the 10 member nations of the Forum Fisheries Agency took part in Operation Island Chief, with support from the navies of Australia, New Zealand and the United States….
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Nations Will Start Talks to Protect Fish of the High Seas

UNITED NATIONS — More than half of the world’s oceans belong to no one, which often makes their riches ripe for plunder.
Now, countries around the world have taken the first step to protect the precious resources of the high seas. In late July, after two years of talks, diplomats at the United Nations recommended starting treaty negotiations to create marine protected areas in waters….
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