EU slammed for allowing tuna catch quota increase

Environmental groups have condemned a decision by the EU and other fishing states to increase catch quotas for bluefin tuna while uncertainty remains over the species’ recovery

Environmental groups have condemned a decision by the EU and other fishing states to increase catch quotas for bluefin tuna while uncertainty remains over the species’ recovery.

Members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), meeting in Marrakech, have agreed to increase the total allowed catch of east Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna to 36,000 tonnes by 2020, more than double the 2015 quota.

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