Pacifical honours Kiribati tuna observer Eritara Aati Kaierua
Observer Eritara Aati Kaierua from Kiribati lost his life while working on board of Taiwanese purse seiner Win Far No. 636. Image: Facebook/Taiwan Ships Watchers

Pacifical honours Kiribati tuna observer Eritara Aati Kaierua

Tuna company Pacifical PNA has announced the death of observer Eritara Aati Kaierua from Kiribati, while working on board of Taiwanese purse seiner Win Far No. 636. ‘On news of…

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Mediterranean tuna prices expected to drop this year
Quotas for red (bluefin) tuna are stable, but prices are expected to be lower than last year. Image: Sathoan

Mediterranean tuna prices expected to drop this year

As the tuna season in the Mediterranean opens, this year’s fishery should look positive as the 4781 tonne quotas for the French purse seine fleet have close to pre-recovery period…

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OPAGAC: Europe should reflect on Chinese seafood imports
The scandal of treatment of crew on board Chinese longliner Long Xing 629 is something Europe can not ignore, according to OPAGAC. Image: wcpfc

OPAGAC: Europe should reflect on Chinese seafood imports

Spain’s tuna sector says that Europe needs to take a close look at the criteria for its imports of seafood from Chinese fishing fleets as news about the degrading treatment…

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Echebastar fleet copes with exceptional circumstances
Tuna seiner Alakrana’s crew echo the ‘stay at home’ message from the Indian Ocean. Image: Echebastar

Echebastar fleet copes with exceptional circumstances

Spanish tuna operator Echebastar has been affected by the coronavirus situation, in particular in being unable to rotate crews as their usual relief dates come around. ‘Due international travel restrictions…

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FoS certifies Marpesca Group
The Panama-based Marpesca Group has fishing and distribution bases in Ecuador, The US and Spain.Image: FoS

FoS certifies Marpesca Group

Friend of the Sea has announced certification of the Marpesca Group (Grupo Marpesca) for sustainable seafood production practices. Marpesca can now display the Friend of the Sea eco-label on its…

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Driftnets blamed for widespread dolphin mortality
A study by an international group of scientists concludes that drifting gillnets are the prime cause of small cetacean mortality. Image: NOAA

Driftnets blamed for widespread dolphin mortality

Indian Ocean dolphin populations may have declined by more than 80% since 1950, and a study conducted by an international group of scientists including OPAGAC deputy manager Miguel Herrera attributes…

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Covid-19’s huge impact on Australia’s tuna business
Tuna Australia’s members have seen their markets collapse as Covid-19 has taken hold. Image: Tuna Australia

Covid-19’s huge impact on Australia’s tuna business

Tuna Australia members have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic – and the future doesn’t look promising. Within days of the pandemic taking hold, there was a significant economic…

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