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Mediterranean bluefin tuna TAC raised by 60pc this year

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The TAC for bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean has been raised by 60 per cent this year, to reach 11,203 tonnes.
 
The season runs from May 26 to June 24 in the Mediterranean and the Eastern Atlantic, allowing large purse seiner vessels to fish the species up to a pre-determined limit. This is part of a recovery plan agreed at international level to bring the Bluefin tuna stock back to sustainable levels. The Bluefin tuna fishery is regulated by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), of which the EU and its Member States are members.

Illegal fishing appears in dialogue with China

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ARGENTINA :The Argentinian news agency Pescare reports that the repeated illegal incursion of Asian vessels in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Argentina prompted the issue to be addressed during the recent meeting of the Subcommittee on Fisheries formed by China and Argentina.

Sri Lanka fisheries ready for return

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SRI LANKA: With its ban on fisheries exports to the EU market lifted, the country anticipates it will start to reinstate crucial trade links from next month, writes Jason Holland.

The lifting of the red card given to Sri Lanka that had banned the export of the country’s fisheries products to the European Union for 15 months presents its seafood industry with the opportunity to quickly regain a big slice of its former EUR 100 million (USD 113.5 million) export market, according to fishing and political leaders.

Vietnamese Tuna Exports to China Up 253 per cent

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VIETNAM - Appearing in the top 10 largest tuna importers of Vietnam in the late 2015, China is regarded as a potential importing market of Vietnamese tuna. In the first 3 months of this year, Vietnam's tuna exports to this market experienced a 3-digit growth, while those to others posted a year-on year decrease.

Sustainable fishing product demand grows but still many gaps to boost

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There are still many fish stocks facing very high capture levels or that
are overexploited. (Photo: Pierre Gleizes/ Greenpeace)
 
WORLDWIDE: A new report published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) reveals that last year 23 million tonnes of sustainable certified fishing and aquaculture products were sold in the market, representing 14 per cent of world's production, compared to only 0.5 per cent almost a decade before.

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