Lobbying Heats Up Ahead of Vote on Bluefin Tuna Trade

Publication: Gulf Times

Author: Bonnie James

03/17/2010 - Suspense is mounting at the ongoing CITES conference as the proposal to ban all international commercial trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna is expected to be taken up tomorrow.

The US, lobbying in favour of the proposal, and Japan, its vehement opponent, are leading the rival fronts and trying to garner as many votes possible from among the 175 member countries of CITES.


“The discussions should move to a working group that will very likely meet during this weekend,” an official of the US-based Pew Environment Group said yesterday.

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