Read more about the article Ecuador approves National Tuna Action Plan
Ecuador is the main tuna producer in the Eastern Pacific and the second largest in the world. Image: TunaCons

Ecuador approves National Tuna Action Plan

Ecuador’s Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries has issued a new Ministerial Agreement adopting the National Tuna Action Plan (PAN ATUN). ‘By issuing this Ministerial Agreement, the country…

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Read more about the article Spanish tuna fleet’s responsible fishing model attracts worldwide interest
The OPAGAC fleet takes a unique dual approach to responsible fisheries. Image: OPAGAC

Spanish tuna fleet’s responsible fishing model attracts worldwide interest

At a meeting in London the Spanish tuna fleet shared its APR (Responsibly Fished Tuna) sustainable fishing standard, currently the only such standard in operation anywhere in the world that…

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Read more about the article Fisheries experts, managers and industry representatives get sustainability training
The eighth and last workshop in first round, for the Eastern Pacific Ocean, in the United States in 2018. Image: WWF

Fisheries experts, managers and industry representatives get sustainability training

As a migratory fish species, tuna can travel thousands of miles between countries and across the open ocean, straddling both the exclusive economic zones as well as the areas beyond…

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Read more about the article No guarantee of level playing field as ICCAT meeting ends
Fishing opportunities for bigeye tuna are reduced by 21% over the next two years for the European purse seine fleet. Image: NOAA Fisheries

No guarantee of level playing field as ICCAT meeting ends

Recognising that the recovery of the bigeye tuna stock requires balanced efforts and sacrifices by vessels using all fishing gears, the European purse seiners are fully assuming their share of…

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Read more about the article EU and the Seychelles reach new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement
The EU/Seychelles SPA is the most important tuna agreement in place for the EU both in financial terms and in terms of fishing opportunities. Image: OPAGAC

EU and the Seychelles reach new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement

The EU and the Seychelles have concluded negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) and a new protocol that will strengthen their co-operation in fisheries for the next…

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