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Rapid Expansion Of Small Tuna Longliners Overlooked By RFMO’s
(The Suisan Keizai) In the Mid-West Pacific Ocean, where 60% of the world’s skipjack tuna stocks are harvested it is now clear that use of small and mid-size long-liners has increased dramatically in recent years. Small and mid-size long-liners (50-150tons) equipped with super-refrigerated storage capacity, targeting albacore, are increasingly prev...
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Consumption of sashimi tuna surges outside of Japan, but declines in Japan itself
(Seafood.com) Consumption of sashimi (raw) tunas in the countries and territories other than Japan in 2011 totaled about 150,000 tons, according to an...
TUF: EU Crisis Provides M&A Tuna Opportunities
(Bangkok Post) The SET-listed Thai Union Frozen Products Plc (TUF) is considering mergers and acquisitions in Europe and a major production expansion ...
Philippines: Fishers switch to tuna
(fis.com) Declining fish catches are leading many mechanised boat operators to venture into the tuna-fishing business. Rising fuel costs are also maki...
Tuna & Mackerel Stocks Down 60% in Last Century
(TheFishSite News Desk) GLOBAL - A study shows that the impact of fishing for tuna and similar species during the last 50 years has lessened the abund...
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