At a time when the bigeye tuna stock in the Western and Central Pacific is being overfished — and by some standards, is already in an overfished state — the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council last month asked the National Marine Fisheries Service to find ways for the U.S. purse-seine and longline fleets to catch more than what federal and international conservation measures currently allow.
And this comes at a time when NMFS is facing a strong challenge in federal court to a rule the . . .
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