‘Pacific fishing: Tuna and other stocks “at risk”‘

Posted on February 21, 2011

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Today (21st February), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Pacific fishing: Tuna and other stocks “at risk”‘.

‘… New Zealand has called on the United States and Australia for help in saving one of the world’s last sustainable fishing areas, the Pacific.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully said time was running out.

He said new, concerted efforts were needed to stop illegal fishing which was endangering tuna and other fish stocks …

Speaking at the US-NZ Partnership Forum in Christchurch, Mr McCully said more than $300m (£184m) worth of fish was being stolen every year.

“I believe the time has come for New Zealand, the US and Australia to dramatically step up our collective surveillance activity in the region to provide a comprehensive assault on illegal activity,” he said.

He described the Pacific as “the last major fishery on the planet that has not been exploited beyond the point of sustainability” …’

Read the item at www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12520928

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