ISSF: World tuna purse seiner fleet expanding

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The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) — a coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund for Nature — says there has been a 3% increase in the number of purse seine vessels worldwide since 2017. ISSF has issued a ‘snapshot’ of the world’s tuna purse seine fleet, which shows there were at least 1,871 purse seiners fishing for tuna worldwide as of June 2018, up from 1,815 in 2017….
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