Report: Record tuna catch in 2012

MAJURO, Marshall Islands  — Tuna catches in the western Pacific hit record levels in 2012 and coincided with record global market prices that bumped the value of the fishery to an all-time high of over $4 billion, according to a report presented to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission’s scientific committee that met in Pohnpei last week. And an increase in  U.S.-flagged purse seiners fishing has resulted in a “sharp increase” in catch. [email protected]  22:34

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