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Pacific Rim nations agree to halve take of dwindling bluefin tuna
Pacific Rim nations agree to halve take of dwindling bluefin tuna

Japan, South Korea and the United States agreed Thursday on new annual limits on the catch of dwindling young bluefin tuna in an effort to double the population within a decade. The conservation plan announced by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission after a meeting in the western Japanese city of Fukuoka aims to boost the depleted stock by counting the accidental catch of young bluefin tuna by long-net trawling as part of the regulated take. The agreement to cut the harvest next year and beyond to half of the authorized level a decade ago, to 4,007 tons, will primarily affect Japan, where demand is high for the young tuna, a prized ingredient in sushi. Japan consumes...

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