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Consensus on reduction is needed: Minister

December 5, 2016 11:19 pm

Fisheries Minister, Semi Koroilavesau, is seeking a consensus on the reduction of Tuna catch in the Northern Pacific waters.

Koroilavesau says major stock of tuna is harvested by those in the Northern Pacific and this needs to be controlled.

“We are asking our northern neighbours to reduce their harvest and give Fiji a chance to have that remaining Tuna stocks as it comes down South and then returns back north of the Pacific.”

Koroilavesau says Fiji is doing all it can to save the Tuna industry with the reduction of catch by almost fifty percent.

He made the comment at a meeting currently underway in Nadi where Fiji is expected to put up key conservation recommendations for the Tuna Industry.

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