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Tuna exports expected to grow by 15pc this year

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THAILAND :The Thai Tuna Industry Association (TTIA) expects tuna export value to rise by 15 per cent to THB 85-90 billion (USD 2.3/2.5 billion) this year, thanks to growing demand in the Middle East, South Africa and Latin America, says president Chanintr Chalisarapong.
 
TTIA also expects the volume of tuna shipments to increase this year after five consecutive years of decline.

Japan to regulate net fishing of bluefin tuna

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Japan's Fisheries Agency will set up a national system in July to oversee fixed-net fishing of the threatened Pacific bluefin tuna, aiming to stem a decline in stocks.
 
Japan accounts for about 80 per cent of global consumption of Pacific bluefin, which is prized as a high-end sushi ingredient. Bluefin populations have fallen by half in the Pacific Ocean over the past decade. Japan has imposed regional catch limits, dividing its waters into six zones with separate quotas for each.

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.

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