VARIOUS: Atlantic Tuna Commission wins major battle against pirate fishing - but the war is still on
In a major move against illegal fishing, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) this week banned the import of bigeye tuna from Belize, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Honduras, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. All five countries are notorious flag of convenience (FOC) countries and collectively operate a fleet of some 280 industrial longline vessels fishing illegally on the high seas in the Atlantic Ocean.(1)
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