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International meeting in Japan aims at conserving world's dwindling tuna stocks

International meeting in Japan aims at conserving world's dwindling tuna stocks

International regulators adopted a plan Friday aimed at slowing the decline in global tuna stocks by reining in illegal fishing, controlling the growth of fleets and sharing data on stock assessments.
The details of the final version were not immediately released, but delegates hailed it as an important first step in the battle to keep overfishing from wiping out tuna stocks.
Conservationists, however, expressed disappointment the plan did not go far enough to put controls on the industry and address the environmental damage caused by tuna fishing.


Updated : 2021-03-07 07:41 GMT+08:00