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Total Allowable Catch of Southern Bluefin Tuna to Increase in 2014

Lucy Towers
28 October 2013, at 12:00am

JAPAN - The Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) agreed at its recent 20th annual meeting to increase the total allowable catch (TAC) of southern bluefin tuna in 2014.

At the meeting held 14-19 October, in Adelaide, Australia,  it was decided that next year, the TAC will increase to 12,449 tons. It will also increase in 2015-2016 to 14,647 tons per year.

The decision is based on the recommendation by the Scientific Committee that the recruitment of juvenile is on increasing trend, although the biomass of the parent fish is still at a low level.

The TAC for 2016-2017 will be reviewed next year.