Fishing restrictions in the Indian Ocean will bring relief for tuna population after a landmark agreement.
An agreement has been reached to end the use of industrial fishing equipment in the Indian Ocean as many states have come to the realization that this is causing huge devastating effects on marine life.
30 members of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission have decided to go against international pressure and will now introduce these restrictions to ensure that the tuna population has a chance to recover.AP News had a report that highlighted the impact the EU has had on local tuna stock.
It took a lot of wrangling among the member states because many of them are heavily reliant on the EU economy. But it’s great to see that these countries are doing what is right for the environment and not bowing to pressure.
It will be interesting to see how much impact these actions will have and whether EU officials will take a step away from just focusing on the interests of their own fishing industry.
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