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Processing plant for tunas caught by long-liner vessels © Jürgen Freund / WWF

Turning a blind eye to Bigeye Tuna

Processing plant for tunas caught by long-liner vessels © Jürgen Freund / WWF

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Published 21st November 2007

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Turning a blind eye to Bigeye Tuna

Cambridge, UK, 21 November 2007—Bigeye tuna are under threat because authorities are failing to recognise the dire extent of overfishing. 

With an eye to the future: Addressing failures in the global management of Bigeye Tuna

Report author(s):
M. Lack

Publication date:
November 2007


Notes:

* The Western and Central Pacific Fish Commission is holding its 4th Regular Session in Guam 3–7 December. Details can be found at the Commission’s website at www.wcpfc.int

* Governance of the world’s oceans is characterised by a patchwork of organizations tasked with the conservation and management of living marine resources. Formal co-operation between States through Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) dates back to at least the 1920s and there are now 16 RFMOs with a mandate to establish binding management measures for fisheries resources.