Second Closure Period for Tuna Fishery

16 November 2012, at 12:00am

ECUADOR - The Deputy Minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries MAGAP has announced that Ecuador will have a second closure period for tuna from November 18, 2012 to January 18, 2013.

In this period all purse seine vessels in classes 4, 5 and 6, with more than 182 metric tons carrying capacity, which did not take part in the first period of closure, must take part in this second period, said the deputy minister, Guillermo Moran Velasquez.

In the second period of closure 46 vessels will be taking part in order to conserve tuna stocks.