Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/11/06

Huge Fishing Bust Exposes Weaknesses in Bluefin Tuna Management

e20181106_pewtrusts_16x9_M.jpg“More than 80,000 kilograms (88 tons) of suspected illegal Atlantic bluefin tuna was seized in June in an operation revealed last week by the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol). The seizure came after the Spanish Guardia Civil noted unusual activities related to bluefin fishing and trade in the Mediterranean region—and learned that people were getting food poisoning from eating improperly refrigerated bluefin. While the bust took down what Europol described as a network of operators in Spain, France, Italy, and Malta and led to the arrests of 79 individuals, illegal fishing of bluefin tuna remains a significant concern, a reality that raises serious questions about the effectiveness of the controls that are supposed to prevent this type of activity.”

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Fonte: The Pew Charitable Trusts, 1 de novembro de 2018

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