Conservationists Put EU On Hook For Tuna Trouble

Law360, New York (November 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Despite scientists' warnings and conservationists' pleas, the international organization tasked with managing the bluefin tuna population in the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic has decided to allow 50 percent more catches than recommended for the depleted stock.

On Tuesday, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas wrapped up its annual meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, by voting to allow 22,000 metric tons of catches rather than the 15,000 catch level recommended by scientists.

The move drew immediate outrage from environmental groups worldwide, which labeled the decision...
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