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Illegal tuna fishing costs Pacific US$740m: report

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 05:50

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Tuna fish being loaded onto a truck at a harbour in Bali. After two years of research, an EU-funded study has concluded that 276,000-338,000 tonnes of Pacific tuna were taken illegally every year.

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ILLEGAL tuna fishing in the Pacific has reached a "staggering" value of up to US$740 million a year, a study released on Tuesday has found.

The Pacific supplies about 60 per cent of the world's tuna, an economic mainstay for some small island nations, but the Forum

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