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November 21, 2017

International Commission Fails on Conservation Measures for both Tuna and Sharks with Only Minor Steps Forward

Risky management decisions, a failure to follow science advice and a lack of negotiating transparency overshadowed this week’s work at the international body that manages the valuable bluefin tuna and other tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concluded today with an agreement between member governments, including Canada, on a quota which would lead to a decline in the western population of bluefin tuna.


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