US SHOULD REFUSE ANY QUOTA REDUCTION FOR HAWAII BIGEYE TUNA – WESTERN PACIFIC REGIONAL FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

Honolulu-Fish-Auction-Bluefin-TunaHONOLULU (18 October 2013) The United States should not accept a reduction in the bigeye tuna limit for the Hawaii longline fishery, according to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, which concluded a four-day meeting in Honolulu today. Authorized by Congress to manage fisheries seaward of State and Territorial waters in the US Pacific Islands, the Council noted that the Hawaii longline fishery operates several thousand miles from the equatorial Pacific, where nearly 90 percent of bigeye tuna fishing mortality occurs. More in Press Releases 22:54

  • Jane Maroni

    The US should absolutely refuse any quota reduction ….. Once again it is clearly about money and politics !!!!!! and not about the fish they are suppose to be trying to preserve……