The EU gives the green light to new measures for tuna fishing

Published Feb 26, 2024

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The Council of the European Union has approved new fishing management, conservation, and control measures in the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) convention area. The regulation updates the management plan for bluefin tuna, introduces capacity limitations and a discard ban for tropical tuna, and requires Member States to report quarterly on tropical tuna catches. It also includes provisions for recreational fishing of Mediterranean albacore, safe handling of sea turtles and shortfin mako sharks, and data communication to ICCAT.
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This Monday, the Council of the European Union (EU) gave the definitive green light to the new management, conservation and control measures for fishing in the convention area of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT). English). In addition, the adopted regulation also updates the multiannual management plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the Council said in a statement. For tropical tuna, this includes capacity limitations and a ban on discards by purse seiners, except in certain circumstances. This means that, by 31 January each year, Member States will have to draw up annual fishing plans and annual fishing capacity management plans for tropical tuna. Furthermore, every three months, Member States will have to report to the Commission information on the quantity of tropical tuna (by species) caught by vessels under their flag. In the case of bluefin tuna, provisions have been updated on the transfer of live ...
Source: PEefeagro
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