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Longline fleets to lose millions with lower quota on tuna catch

By Gary T. Kubota

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 27, 2014

~~<p>Longline fishing boat owners said they expect to lose millions of dollars in tuna catches in the central and western Pacific under an agreement in which the United States will reduce its longline tuna catch for three years starting in 2015.</p>
<p>The 27-member Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, a multinational group formed to promote a sustainable fishing stock in the Pacific, approved the agreement in December in Cairns, Australia.</p>
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Longline fishing boat owners said they expect to lose millions of dollars in tuna catches in the central and western Pacific under an agreement in which the United States will reduce its longline tuna catch for three years starting in 2015.

The 27-member Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, a multinational group formed to promote a sustainable fishing stock in the Pacific, approved the agreement in December in Cairns, Australia. Login for more...



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