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Ahead of Bluefin Tuna Meeting, Congress, Industry urge NOAA to support U.S. interests; Scientists call Pew Trust “factsheet” a distortion

WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) June 25, 2013 — On June 26, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will convene in Montreal to discuss the stock assessment for Atlantic bluefin tuna. In advlogoance of the meeting, a debate has arisen among marine scientists, environmental groups, and industry stakeholders over the appropriate level of allowable bluefin harvest. This debate revolves around several unresolved scientific questions about the nature of the bluefin stock. How those questions are addressed at the Montreal meeting will impact how the international bluefin quota is set. [email protected]