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posted in: February 2016 | 0

Tuna Treaty Tanks: The United States has informed the other parties to the South Pacific Tuna Treaty that it will be withdrawing from the treaty, first signed in 1987. Recent discussions over terms of its renewal were fraught; last August, when an agreement was finally reached for fishing in the South Pacific for 2016, the United States had agreed to pay $21 million to the 15 small island states whose tuna-rich waters are a major fishing ground for the 37 vessels in the U.S. purse-seine fleet. In addition, the vessel owners themselves were to make payments totaling . . .

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