Western Pacific Scientists Recommend International Actions to End Striped Marlin Overfishing
Scientists are proposing measures to ensure Pacific fisheries end overfishing of the North Pacific striped marlin population.
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery management Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee this week suggested several actions in order to satisfy the Magnuson-Stevens Act obligation both internationally via the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and domestically.
International recommendations included improving standardized reporting of billfish catch and discards for all WCPFC fisheries; using circle hooks in all WCPFC longline fisheries; limiting WCPFC member catches to approximately 1 million pounds ...
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