Banning Tuna From Pirate Countries

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Banning Tuna From Pirate Countries

Postby onshore » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:18 pm

6 nations accused of fishing violations

4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Tuesday that a half-dozen foreign nations are engaging in illegal or unregulated TUNA fishing.

Officials said they plan consultations with France, Italy, Libya, Panama, China and Tunisia in hopes of getting those countries to take corrective action.

"Illegal fishing is a global problem that is depleting fish stocks and hurting the economies of nations and the livelihoods of people who depend on sustainable fishing," said Dr. Jim Balsiger, acting assistant administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service."

It is the first time NOAA has reported specific countries as engaged in such fishing. After consultations, the agency will either certify that a country has taken corrective action, or list it as still engaging in illegal, unregulated or unreported fishing, in which case that nation's vessels may be denied entry into U.S. ports and the president may prohibit imports of certain fish products from that nation.

According to NOAA's report, in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, fishing vessels of identified nations were using illegal fishing gear, fishing during a closed season or not complying with reporting requirements. In the Pacific Ocean, it said, vessels violated an international rule requiring any ship fishing for tuna in the eastern Pacific be listed by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, which manages tuna stocks in that area.
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This is the first step the US must take under international law to ban imports or set a moratorium on imports of Tuna by a foreign country. It was initiated at the request of the US ICCAT commissioners.
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Re: Banning Tuna From Pirate Countries

Postby Lomax aka ZEBCO » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:29 am

8) These fishing vessels should be taken out with torpedoes by nuclear subs. Cased closed.
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Re: Banning Tuna From Pirate Countries

Postby james380 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:47 am


The Jap whaling boats aswell.
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Re: Banning Tuna From Pirate Countries

Postby fishnfool73 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:31 pm

There is no overall governing body in this issue and thus people will continue to do as they wish.
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Re: Banning Tuna From Pirate Countries

Postby JDL » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:44 pm

Rijkaard wrote:what happens in the mediterranean seas with giant bluefin tunas is not at all related to local fishermen, italian tuna fishery has been there since 3rd century b.c. and fishing has always been productive, what happened in the last years is only because of fuc**n' japanese and australian ships that come overthere spotting tuna schools on gps and following them surrounding fish with a huge net and finally to their home countries. Unfortunately there's nothing italian or french or libic government can do in international waters, NOAA should get informed better before writing bulls**t

Australian ships do not fish the Mediterranean. The Australian ships that net tuna typically operate in the Great Australian Bight south of Australia.
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Re: Banning Tuna From Pirate Countries

Postby JDL » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:51 pm

fishnfool73 wrote:There is no overall governing body in this issue and thus people will continue to do as they wish.

There is a governing body. The international governing body in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Mediterranean that manages highly migratory species such as tunas, swordfish, billfish, and pelagic sharks is the International Commission for the conservation of Atlantic tunas (ICCAT). ICCAT divides up the pie (the total Atlantic quota) to each member country fishing the Atlantic. NMFS is required to implement the regulations (catch limits, size limits, ect) set forth by ICCAT as are all other member countries fishing the Atlantic for listed species.
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