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Overview Of Expected Tuna Fishing Bans In The EPO

Tuna fishing closures not only affect the environmental aspects of a fishery, but also prices and the supply of raw material to the global trade and the tuna processing industry.

Looking at the table below makes it easy to understand the drop catches for Latin American countries fishing in the EPO, and the short supply of Eastern Pacific tuna to canneries in that region, during the second semester of 2008.
The central thing to remember when analyzing this information is that in case the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) during the meeting in la Jolla, doesn’t reach a consensus in multilateral conservation measures and tuna fishing closure periods for the following years, it’s very likely that the countries listed below will enact similar actions in 2009 as well.