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2010-11-16 10:18:00

Mismanagement Fails Atlantic Fish and Fishermen PARIS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) begins in Paris, the Pew Environment Group is urging ICCAT member nations to create spawning ground sanctuaries for Atlantic bluefin tuna, suspend this imperiled fishery, strengthen conservation measures for sharks and stop illegal fishing. For the past 30 years, ICCAT member countries have...

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2010-11-15 09:05:00

Fishing proponents and environmental conservationists are gearing up for what could well be a heated battle over fishing quotas during an international summit due to commence later this week. The 48 member nations of the Madrid-based International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will gather for a 10-day period, starting on Wednesday. At issue will be Atlantic bluefin tuna quotas, which currently stand at 13,500 metric tons. According to Leigh Thomas of Reuters, the...

2010-11-09 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 11 at 10 a.m. EST, the Pew Environment Group will host a tele-briefing to discuss how illegal fishing, "crystal ball" management and chronic overfishing continue to threaten the sustainability of Atlantic bluefin and several species of sharks. This call will prepare journalists for an upcoming meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), a fisheries body that manages...

2010-11-08 09:52:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua S. Reichert, Managing Director of the Pew Environment Group, issued a statement following the release of a new report from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that exposes how fraud and intentional misreporting throughout the supply chain for Atlantic bluefin tuna have contributed to a thriving black market. "The entire bluefin tuna supply chain in the Mediterranean is mismanaged and subject to cheating and...

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2010-10-09 06:35:00

Scientists' recommendations for endangered bluefin tuna fishing quotas came under fire Friday by environmental groups that warned they are based on out-of-date and unreliable data. A four-day meeting on the subject, held in Madrid, Spain, was concluded Friday by the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS) of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The scientists made recommendations to be presented to ICCAT, the inter-governmental group that...

2010-10-08 06:35:00

MADRID, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisheries scientists meeting this week in Madrid failed to recommend solid, scientifically-based catch limits to countries fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the world's most valuable and severely threatened marine species. The scientists sit on the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS) of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The meeting comes just a month before ICCAT's member countries,...

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2010-03-25 14:25:00

The UN wildlife trade body withdrew protection Thursday for the cold-water porbeagle shark, reversing the only decision made during the 13-day conference to protect high-value marine species. At the final plenary session in Doha, the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) denied Appendix II status for the porbeagle, which is fished mainly for its meat. This is a victory for Japan and China, who opposed all of seven proposals related to commercial marine species....

2010-03-18 14:03:00

DOHA, Qatar, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CITES, the UN governed international body of nations in charge of conserving plant and animal species, today rejected Monaco's proposal to ban all international trade of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. The vote was conclusive, 20 nations voted for the motion, while 68 rejected. Conservation measures of the species will hence remain in the hands of ICCAT, the regional fisheries management organization that to date has been responsible for the species....

2010-03-18 13:01:00

In the news release, CITES Fails to Protect Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, issued 18-Mar-2010 by Pew Environment Group over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that there is an updated first paragraph. The complete, corrected release follows: CITES Fails to Protect Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Pew Urges ICCAT to Learn its Lesson in Doha and Act to Save This Fish DOHA, Qatar, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment...

2010-03-18 10:22:00

Pew Urges ICCAT to Learn its Lesson in Doha and Act to Save This Fish DOHA, Qatar, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) committee vote on Monaco's proposal to prohibit international trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna. The proposal failed by a vote of 20 for, 68 against, and 30 abstentions. The...


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