Australian tuna industry supports cut back to bigeye catch | Pacific Beat

Australian tuna industry supports cut back to bigeye catch

Australian tuna industry supports cut back to bigeye catch

Updated 4 December 2012, 12:12 AEST

Many commercial fishing regulators say that bigeye tuna is being badly overfished in Pacific.

And at the heart of their concerns is the use of fish aggregating devices - or FADs.

These are floating devices that attract fish, making it much easier to haul large amounts of fish.

Brian Jefferies, the CEO of the Australian Tuna Association, says the industry has a number of concerns as the meeting in Manila goes ahead.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Brian Jefferies, CEO, Australian Tuna Association

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