Pacific Islands fail to agree plan to protect tuna

The Pacific Bluefin Tuna still in trouble…

The ocean update

Wholesalers survey fresh tuna at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo before an auction. Photograph : Toru Hanai/Reuters Wholesalers survey fresh tuna at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo before an auction. Photograph : Toru Hanai/Reuters

Friday, September 2nd, 2016. Countries from around the Pacific Ocean met to discuss ways of protecting the shrinking supplies but were unable to come to any agreement, officials say.

Pacific island states and countries failed on Friday to strike a deal to protect shrinking supplies of tuna and adopt cutbacks following a regional conference, officials said, sparking condemnation from conservationists.

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