US Pacific fisheries treaty negotiations under time pressure

MAJURO — Time is running out for the United States tuna industry to complete an agreement that will keep its boats fishing in the lucrative waters of the Pacific islands. A joint U.S. government and industry team heads into a crucial series of negotiations with Pacific island representatives starting Monday in Auckland, New Zealand that will determine if American purse seiners can continue to fish beyond June, when the current 10-year funding package expires.  Read more here