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Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – IOTC Adopts 10 Percent Catch Reduction for Yellowfin Tuna


Latest Fishing News
IOTC Adopts 10 Percent Catch Reduction for Yellowfin Tuna
Ecuador Close to Launching New Tuna Management Plan
StarKist Puts on Hold $77 Million Expansion on American Samoa Cannery
Harmful Subsidies Should Go – Pacific Fisheries Ministers
Albacore Tuna: West Coast Landings Hit a 20-Year Dip
First Ever Fisheries Policy Dialogue Between the EU and Pacific

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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Catch quality and access to markets drives economic performance in tuna fisheries

Tuna fisheries supply nutrients, food, employment, and other economic benefits to coastal states and global industrial fleets. A new analysis now examines the causes for variability in economic performance among regions and management types through Fishery Performance Indicators, which score performance on 68 questions answered on a scale from 1 (worst) to 5 (best). Benefits were greatest for tuna caught for canning and for sashimi (raw fish) markets….
Read more (fish.uw.edu)