EU 'must reject' higher catch limits for bluefin tuna

Campaigners have called on the EU to reject moves to increase the allowable catch of bluefin tuna which they say could threaten the recovery of the species population

Campaigners have called on the EU to reject moves to increase the allowable catch of bluefin tuna which they say could threaten the recovery of the species population.

The EU and other fishing states of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will discuss next week in Marrakech proposals to increase the allowable catch of east Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna.

ICCAT’s Standing Committee on Research and Statistics has proposed an increase in total allowable catch up to 36,000 tonnes by 2020, more than double the 2015 quota.

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