US operator to slash Pacific tuna fleet, citing lack of gov’t support


The South Pacific Tuna Corporation (SPTC), a major player in the US-flagged tuna fleet based in the US territory of American Samoa, will sell eight purse seiners and lay off a dozen captains by year-end, the company said. The company will also make cuts at its corporate office in San Diego, California, as it cuts its fleet to six vessels….
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Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – IOTC Adopts 10 Percent Catch Reduction for Yellowfin Tuna


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Lawsuits allege US canners making misleading ‘dolphin-safe’ tuna claims


Over a dozen consumers have sued the big three US tuna canners in separate filings, alleging that their claims of relying on fishing practices marketed as safe for dolphins are false advertising. According to the lawsuits, filed in a Northern California federal court this week, Bumble Bee Foods, StarKist & Co., which is owned by South Korea’s Dongwon Enterprise, and Thai Union Group’s Tri-Union Seafoods, which trades as Chicken of the Sea International….
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