Med Bluefin tuna catch ‘unabated’

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Un thonier tire une seine dans laquelle sont enfermés les thons rouges une fois capturés © ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP

Bluefin tuna boats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to catch many more fish than they report, a study concludes.

Commissioned by the Pew Environment Group, it finds that last year 140% more bluefin meat from the Med entered the market than was reported as caught.

The fishery’s regulator, Iccat, put new measures in place two years ago aimed at stopping over-fishing, but Pew found there were still holes in the system.


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