Why South Pacific Tuna Corporation Is Reducing Their Purse Seine Fishing Vessels By More Than Half
The South Pacific Tuna Corporation (SPTC) announced this week that they are reducing their purse seine fishing vessels by more than half. SPTC will be selling more than half of their 14 U.S.-flagged purse seine fishing vessels to foreign operators, which will ultimately reduce U.S. produced tuna by 70,000 tons.
"Our fleet reduction is due in part to the U.S. government's continued lack of support and the lack of interest in ratifying the 1988 South Pacific Tuna Treaty, renegotiated in 2016...
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