Istanbul, Turkey – As ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) opens tomorrow in Istanbul, WWF releases a new study showing current fishing capacity doubling bluefin tuna quotas in the East Atlantic and Mediterranean and points to the need to strengthen the current capacity reduction plan. In addition, WWF urges ICCAT this year to ban bluefin tuna farming.
At this 22nd edition of ICCAT, WWF will focus on assessing implementation of the current bluefin tuna recovery plan. In addition the Mediterranean swordfish will be high on the agenda. WWF urges ICCAT to adopt a management plan for this species, the first one ever.: