Pacific nations shut out foreign tuna fleets


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 21, 2011

Three Pacific nations say they are closing their waters to foreign tuna fleets in a bid to maintain sustainable fishing limits in the region.??

Tuvalu is the latest nation to join the Nauru Agreement Concerning Cooperation In The Management Of Fisheries Of Common Interest and close its fishery, notifying foreign vessels they are no longer permitted to fish for tuna in their surrounding waters.??

Other signatories include PNG, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Palau and Federated States of Micronesia.

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