Latest International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas Stories
The head of the UN Wildlife trade organization said on Saturday that Atlantic bluefin tuna is in crisis and meets the criteria for a total ban on international trade.
New findings cast uncertainty on previous population size assessments for the severely overfished white marlin and call for reassessment of international recovery efforts.
The EU Commission has announced an agreement among 45 countries to lower the annual catch quota for threatened bluefin tuna in the Atlantic.
PORTO DE GALINHAS, Brazil, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After meeting for ten days, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) refused to end fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna.
Established to protect Atlantic tuna, an international fisheries group has actually driven the bluefin tuna to the brink of extinction, environmentalists announced Thursday.
Atlantic bluefin tuna are in danger of being completely wiped out within the next three years due to overfishing, according to a report from conservation group WWF on Tuesday.
In a move environmental groups called a â€œmockery of scienceâ€, nations with involvement in trading Mediterranean bluefin tuna voted to maintain catches at levels nearly 50 percent above â€œsafeâ€ levels.
Atlantic sharks may have hope for the future thanks to an international team of scientists who want to ban the catching of eight species.
Major calls for temporary closure of a Mediterranean tuna fishery business have been backed by major tuna-fishing nations, as they have been branded a "disgrace" by a recent expert report.