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Hawaii Bigeye Tuna Industry Reels Two Months after Reaching Its Quotas

HONOLULU (08 Oct. 2015) For the past two months, since early August, about a quarter of the 145 active vessels in the fishing area hawaiian long line fleet have been prohibited from catching their target species, bigeye tuna. Arbitrary quotas not linked to conservation objectives are keeping them tied at the docks. These struggling vessels and small businesses they support are accumulating millions of dollars in debt each month, causing untold anxiety for the local fishing community and consumers. This travesty has happened because of two international quota systems,,, Video, Read the rest here 08:42