The Australian Government has joined with Pacific Island countries to ensure ongoing sustainability of the world’s largest tuna fishery. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam welcomed the outcomes of the 18th annual meeting of Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), which was held virtually from 1 to 7 December. “I am very pleased that the WCPFC has agreed to maintain strong management arrangements for key tuna stocks, including yellowfin, bigeye and skipjack,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. “This measure will protect tropical tuna stocks relied on by the Australian and Pacific fishing industries for a further two years.
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