National Fisherman


The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) ordered the Pacific fleet to suspend bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) fishing for the rest of the year to prevent the catch quota of 5,000 tonnes set for Mexico from being exceeded.
 
CONAPESCA recalled that the quota for fishing bluefin tuna was set by an agreement published in the Official Gazette of the Federation published on 20 June, on the basis of the Resolution C-13-02 of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).
 
The resolution raises the need for precautionary management measures throughout the area of distribution of bluefin tuna in the Pacific Ocean to help ensure the sustainability of the resource. And Mexico, as a member country of the organization, has the obligation to take the necessary measures to ensure compliance with the established management measure.
 
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