Every year, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) holds its annual meeting in December mainly to hash out how to best manage tuna stocks that have been depleted over the years by purse seiners and longline vessels. With delegates often refusing to budge from positions that protect their countries’ economic interests, it often happens that they struggle for days to reach agreements on how to best relieve the pressure on stocks that are overfished and/or subject to overfishing, only to have nothing to show for it by the meeting’s end.
This year, there have been . . .
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