PERU :The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) plans to announce the 2019 first fishing season quota at the beginning of March, after the Peruvian Sea Institute (IMARPE) concludes its scientific research to determine the start of the new season and the recommended catch.
"At the beginning of March, a report will be delivered, which will determine how much the first quota of the year will be," said Minister Rául Pérez-Reyes, according to Andina news agency.
SPAIN : The Spanish tuna fleet and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) have signed an agreement to test, for a period of between 12 and 14 months, biodegradable fish aggregating devices (FADs) in waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
The agreement includes the deployment of new non-entangling and degradable devices developed by the Spanish fleet, in collaboration with the technological institute AZTI and the International Seafood Sustainabilty Foundation (ISSF).
INDONESIA : The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the charity that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains, announced the launch of its new film, ‘An Indonesian tuna tale: Championing sustainability’.
The film shows the story of Indonesia’s one-by-one tuna fishers and fish workers, explaining why they are committed to fishing sustainably, as well as the value that good management can bring.