IOTC ‘misses chance’ to protect yellowfin tuna

Yellowfin tuna

The latest session of the IOTC has ended without measures to protect yellowfin tuna which conservation groups say is overfished

The 27th session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has concluded without measures in place to safeguard stocks of the region’s yellowfin tuna.

The International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF), ocean charity Blue Marine Foundation and the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) have expressed concerns that an opportunity to protect stocks and better manage fish aggregating devices (FAD) has been missed.

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