Fishing Body Agrees to Cut in Atlantic Tuna Quota

Publication: Reuters

Author: Douglas Engle


11/15/2009 - Fishing nations agreed on Sunday to cut by about a third the quota for Atlantic bluefin tuna, a giant fish prized by sushi lovers, numbers of which have been decimated by commercial catches.

The move was denounced as inadequate by environmental groups who had called on the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to agree to a zero quota and list the fish as an endangered species.

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"It's too little, too late," said Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Washington-based Pew Environment Group. "It is a decrease and that's nice, but it's not going to recover the species."

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