Posted by: Bob Payne | August 24, 2011

Australia, New Zealand at odds over bluefin tuna catch numbers

Australia wants to catch 30 per cent more of an endangered tuna, but eco-friendly New Zealand believes the stock needs more time to recover from overfishing, documents show. The Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna is meeting in Sydney today to set a quota for the bluefin tuna fishery. Australia and New Zealand are members of the conservation body, along with Japan and South Korea. But Australia and New Zealand were already at odds over tuna catch limits before the meeting began.

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