7 Dec 2016

Call for moratorium on Pacific bluefin fishing

From , 6:04 am on 7 December 2016

There is a call before this week's meeting in Nadi of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission for a two year ban on fishing for bluefin tuna.

The environment advocacy group, the Pew Charitable Trusts, say surveys show fishing has depleted bluefin stocks by 97 percent.

The director of Pew's global tuna conservation campaign, Amanda Nickson, is at the Tuna Commission meeting and told Don Wiseman just how bad the situation is.

A 128kg blue-fin tuna is displayed at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market .

This 128kg bluefin tuna displayed at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market was sold for about $US104,300 in 2008. Photo: STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP