Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

Type: Organization
Name: Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

China Tuna suspends IPO

In 2013 profit before tax was RMB 139m (NZ$27.2m); Cayman registered they do not pay tax.IPO paperwork revealed China Tuna's casual disregard for any attempts by Pacific nations, including New Zealand, to control the tuna fishery.An alphabet chowder of ... [Published Sunday Star-Times - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Some tuna longliners found to be targeting depleted sharks

It was previously thought that the two heavily depleted pelagic sharks in the Western and Central Pacific -- the silky and the oceanic whitetip -- were victims of unintended bycatch, but a startling new study from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community ... [Published Fish Information & Services - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Startling shark discovery

:32Based on these findings and confirmation that shark targeting is occurring, Mr. Norris indicated that F.F.A members will again be making the call for the banning of this technique at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting to be ... [Published Samoa Observer Online - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Stocks down

A RECENT assessment report from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) indicates that the status of regional tuna stocks may well be taking a dive.The region's key tuna species are yellowfin, bigeye, skipjack and albacore in Fiji — and while skipjack ... [Published Fiji Times - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Tuna industry won’t grow due to int’l fishing rule – mayor

By Allan Nawal | Inquirer MindanaoGENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – The tuna industry will not experience significant growth in the next years due to restrictions imposed by foreign countries on fishing in international waters, according to city Mayor ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Seafood.com News Summary Thursday September 4, 2014

US shrimp shipments up 13% so far in 2014 as Ecuadorian imports hit record in JulyThe USDA said it will go ahead and purchase $13 million of Alaska’s surplus of canned pink salmon. The purchase follows requests by the state’s leadership to use existing ... [Published Seafood.com - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Japan's fish markets have mixed outlooks on how bluefin tuna quota cut will impact business

The latest international agreement to halve catches of juvenile bluefin tuna in the Northern Pacific from 2015 is far more lenient than a deal reached a few years ago for the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, where stringent controls have helped put the tuna population ... [Published Seafood.com - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 4 reports

Northern Pacific countries agree to cut bluefin tuna captures

Several countries and regions fishing in the northern Pacific have agreed to cut by half the number of young bluefin tuna they catch in an attempt to double the ocean's stock in 10 years.This decision was taken at the end of a four-day subcommittee meeting ... [Published Fish Information & Services - Sep 05 2014]
Entities: Bluefin Tuna, Japan, Species
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 4 reports

Fisheries to cut catch of endangered bluefin tuna

TOKYO — The multi-nation fisheries body that monitors most of the Pacific Ocean has recommended a substantial cut to the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna, a move conservationists say is only an initial step toward saving the dwindling species.The Western ... [Published Today Online - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 2 reports

Warnings over low western and central Pacific tuna stocks

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) executive director warns tuna stocks are at a dangerous level and worsening but he claims the situation was ‘not yet unrecoverable.’"The Pacific bluefin is I would have thought at the biggest ... [Published Fish Information & Services - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 3 reports

Tuna stocks dangerously low, warns Pacific fisheries chief

SYDNEY: The outgoing head of the fisheries management body forthe western and central Pacific has warned that some tuna stocks were now so low they should not be fished.Glenn Hurry, executive director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission ... [Published thestar.com.my - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

ISSF: Lower catches, simpler rules needed to protect Western, Central Pacific bigeye tuna

, 5:31 pmCatches must be reduced and clear, simpler measures need to be enforced to protect the  Western and Central Pacific bigeye tuna stock, said the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation.Even though the stock does not face “imminent collapse ... [Published Undercurrent News - Aug 26 2014]

Quotes

"China has not been and will not, under any sanction system which may be adopted in the future, be subject to any penalties for such historical non-compliance" the documents said
"The only result of this short-sighted business model will be bankruptcy, as there will be no more fish to catch."
"The results of this work were quite unexpected and pretty exciting" pointed out Dr Shelton Harley, Principal Fisheries Scientist in SPC’s Oceanic Fisheries Programme
"I'm using my authority as president to protect some of our nation's most pristine marine monuments, just like we do on land" Obama had said at the time

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China Tuna suspends IPO [Published Sunday Star-Times - Sep 22 2014]
China Tuna suspends IPO [Published stuff.co.nz - Sep 22 2014]
Some tuna longliners found to be targeting depl... [Published Fish Information & Services - Sep 21 2014]
Conservationists Spar With Fishermen Over World... [Published National Geographic - Sep 20 2014]
Japan hopes to replenish tuna stocks [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Sep 20 2014]
Summary of the Third International Conference o... [Published IISD - Sep 19 2014]
Remember Dolphin-Safe Tuna? Let's Make FAD-Free... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 16 2014]
Focus of tuna conservation turns to Eastern Pac... [Published The Japan News - Sep 14 2014]
Startling shark discovery [Published Samoa Observer Online - Sep 14 2014]
Stocks down [Published Fiji Times - Sep 12 2014]
Tuna trade slow but General Santos continues to... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Sep 10 2014]
Tuna industry won’t grow due to int’l fishing r... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Sep 08 2014]
Li Li holds fate of Tuna stocks [Published Marlborough Express - Sep 06 2014]
Offer highlights tuna plight [Published Timaru Herald - Sep 06 2014]
Halving of catches must be carried out steadily... [Published The Japan News - Sep 06 2014]
Tuna catch limit, too little too late? [Published Japan Times - Sep 06 2014]
Japan's fish markets have mixed outlooks on how... [Published Seafood.com - Sep 05 2014]
GenSan tuna industry seen to boost trade in ASEAN [Published Minda News - Sep 05 2014]
Northern Pacific countries agree to cut bluefin... [Published Fish Information & Services - Sep 05 2014]
News of the day From Across the Globe, September 5 [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 05 2014]
World News Quick Take [Published Taipei Times Online - Sep 04 2014]
Seafood.com News Summary Thursday September 4, ... [Published Seafood.com - Sep 04 2014]
Pacific council halves juvenile bluefin harvest [Published SeafoodSource.com - Sep 04 2014]
Pacific nations agree to slash bluefin catch [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Sep 04 2014]
Warnings over low western and central Pacific t... [Published Fish Information & Services - Sep 04 2014]
Ocean Roundup: Big Bluefin Tuna Gain Protection... [Published Oceana - Sep 04 2014]
Fisheries to cut catch of endangered bluefin tuna [Published Today Online - Sep 04 2014]
Accord made to halve immature tuna catches [Published The Japan News - Sep 04 2014]
Key Pacific panel agrees to 50% cut in young tu... [Published XinMsn - Sep 04 2014]
WCPFC section agrees to 50% cut in juvenile blu... [Published Undercurrent News - Sep 04 2014]
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Tuna commission fails Pacific Bluefin test [Published WWF - Environmental News - Jul 22 2014]
Lima, Peru - WWF will urge a suspension of the Pacific Bluefin tuna fishery, if fishing nations fail to set binding catch limits in line with scientific recommendations this year.WWF's hardening stance follows an inconclusive annual meeting of the ...
Halve catches or lose Pacific bluefin tuna, WWF... [Published WWF - Environmental News - Jul 12 2014]
Lima, Peru: The long term sustainability of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna fishery can only be guaranteed by following the science and halving catch limits, WWF will tell the two Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) covering the Pacific. ...
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