Tuna commission meeting has limited success

The annual talk fest of the Pacific’s tuna fishing authorities has ended with few gains.

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, or the Tuna Commission, which represent both island countries and the distant water fishing nations met through last week in Nadi in Fiji.

One critical win has been measures to improve safety for observers on fishing vessels but there was little progress on matters such as the decimated stocks of bluefin tuna.
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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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