An association of powerful tuna firms in Papua New Guinea (PNG), which boasts some Asian giants as members, intends to obtain its own Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification and terminate a collaboration with Pacifical, an EU-based sales company which uses the marketing line "sustainable tuna straight from paradise".
Dr Palitha Kohona is former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations & former co-Chair of the UN Adhoc Working Group on Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction...
New@BOBP-IGO Library: Insight Report on Safety in the Fishing Industry, The BOBP Library has recently received a copy of this Lloyd’s Register Foundation publication. This 40+ page report contains 4 chapters including an overview on fishing safety, causes of fishing fatalities, areas of action, improving safety in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and recommendations.
The yearly meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), held on Aug. 24-30 in San Diego, California, decided to keep in force the same conservation measures for tropical tunas that were approved last year. These will be reviewed in 2020, attendees at the meeting told Undercurrent News.