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Overfishing our seas hurts local fishers and our oceans

By Todd Steiner
Published July 27, 2016 in the Honolulu Star Advertiser

The industrial Hawaii longline tuna fishing fleet reached its yearly catch limit this week for bigeye tuna, or ahi, and should stop harvesting for the rest of the year to allow this species to recover.

The catch limit is in response to the fact that the species is being overfished, and the catch limit is set through an international treaty ratified by 27 nations that fish in the Pacific, with the goal
of providing long-term conservation and sustainable use of highly migratory fish stocks.

Read the entire op-ed here (pdf).