The Australian tuna industry celebrates the cancellation of a seismic testing in an area off Kangaroo Island. The planned activity could potentially affect the migration period for juvenile tuna. The testing plan was also close to the center of fishery.
“We have made a persuasive, evidence-based case about March testing,” Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association chief Brian Jeffriess said.
The 15th Regular Session of the WCPFPC has begun in Honolulu, where 26 participating member states will be deliberating key issues in fisheries of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, including regional albacore and bigeye quotas. Tuna caught in this region accounts for 58 percent of all global tuna catches.
A truck carrying 1.5 tons of canned tuna to a supermarket warehouse in Guadalupe, Mexico, capsized on Wednesday, due to dense fog in the area. The accident caused an hour of traffic due to the chaos of canned tuna dispersed on the road. The driver was unharmed.