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Azores to host world’s first one-by-one tuna fisheries conference

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An island in Portugal’s the Azores will host the world’s first pole and line focused tuna fishing conference, according to a press release from the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF).
The One-by-One Tuna Fisheries Conference will be held Oct. 16-17 on Faial Island, with IPNLF the co-host. The fisheries secretariat for the government of the Azores is the other host….
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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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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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