"Fishing Nations Fail to Safeguard Atlantic Bluefin Tuna"

"PARIS -- Government delegates from 48 fishing nations today failed to protect the spawning grounds of the vanishing Atlantic bluefin tuna, either in the Gulf of Mexico or the Mediterranean, although they did approve some protections for whitetip and hammerhead sharks.

Gathering in Paris for the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, ICCAT, delegates emerged from days of closed-door negotiations with a decision to drop the 2011 bluefin fishing quota by just 600 metric tonnes, from 13,500 to 12,900 tonnes for the Mediterranean fishery and 1,750 tonnes for the Gulf of Mexico. "

Environment News Service had the story November 27, 2010.


"Sharks Get New Protections amid Severe Declines" (Washington Post)

"Migratory Sharks Face Intense Fishing Pressure" (Washington Post)

Source: ENS, 11/29/2010