Sustainable Pacific Tuna Fisheries and the role of Philippines

Publication - November 11, 2011
The Philippines has the third largest tuna catch in the region after Japan and Korea. Bigeye and yellowfin tuna species are in decline in the region and have recently been listed as vulnerable and near threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) . Scientists are calling for further cuts in fishing in order to ensure that they can be restored to healthy population levels.