Countries vote to protect bluefin tuna

Numbers of Pacific bluefin tuna, which is considered overfished, have declined to historic lows. Photo: NOAA

A joint proposal by the United States, Mexico and Japan to reduce the catch limit of Pacific bluefin tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean in 2015 and 2016 has been accepted by member nations at the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).

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