Nations Press Panel To Raise Annual Bluefin Tuna Quotas
by Raf Casert, Associated Press
Posted: 2017-11-16 15:37:39 EST

BRUSSELS - Nations fishing the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea have started assessing how much more prized Bluefin tuna can be caught in the next few years amid signs that stocks of the iconic fish are recovering.

The 50-nation International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas opened its year-end meeting Tuesday in Marrakech, Morocco, facing pressure from nations to allow more Bluefin to be caught after years of cuts.

Environmentalists, however, say the recovery of the Bluefin - a prized gastronomic delight in sushi bars around the globe - is still far too fragile to shift to a major increase in fishing quotas.

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