At its meeting last month in Busan, Korea, the Scientific Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission determined for the second year in a row that the region’s bigeye tuna stock is neither overfished nor subject to overfishing — good news for an organization that has been struggling to rein in overfishing of the highly prized fish for the last decade.
The commission’s member countries were estimated to have caught 126,929 metric tons of bigeye in the region last year, a 17 percent decrease from 2016 and a 19 percent decrease from the 2012-2016 . . .
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