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Fight for the Future of Bigeye Tuna

Action: Save Our Oceans

February 17, 2014   Action Alert ID# 133

 

Weighing up to 400 pounds and measuring more than six feet in length, Pacific bigeye tuna are your classic big fish -- a fisherman's dream.

But these once-abundant ocean fish are now plagued by too much fishing, with fewer adult fish alive than ever before. They're also vulnerable to the water-warming effects of climate change.

Today's tuna conservation treaties require limits on bigeye catches for fishing fleets in Hawaii, but not for other U.S. territories in the Pacific islands. To exploit this loophole and boost the fishing industry, the National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing to allow Hawaii to negotiate fish quota transfers from U.S. territories -- encouraging fishermen to ignore the treaty limits and keep tossing lines even after they've reached their catch limit.

Demand that the Fisheries Service close this loophole and ensure that bigeye tuna are once again plentiful in our oceans.

February 17, 2014   Action Alert ID# 133

 

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