Bluefin tuna prices fall in EU markets, consumption grows

Published on
July 27, 2016

First-sale prices of Atlantic bluefin tuna fell at certain European auctions this year in line with the increased volume caught by the EU fleet.

The Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing season in the western and central Mediterranean Sea and in the Adriatic Sea was open from 26 May to 24 June 2016 for purse-seiners, though most European vessels had fished their quotas by early June. This was despite the quota being 20 percent higher than a year ago, with 12,813 metric tons (MT) shared by eight EU memb…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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