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ISSF and African countries promote sustainable tuna fisheries

MOROCCO
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 00:40 (GMT + 9)

The Ministerial Conference on Fisheries Cooperation Among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean (ATLAFCO), also known as COMHAFAT, and ISSF have officially developed a working relationship based on the shared goal of promoting sustainability in tuna fishing. ATLAFCO advocates to promote ecologically healthy and productive ecosystems of tuna populations off of the West African Coast. “The organization’s local knowledge and expertise stands to strengthen ISSF’s capabilities around West Africa,” said ISSF President, Susan Jackson. “As leaders in the region when it comes to tuna fisheries, we look forward to working with them in an official capacity.” “With this agreement, ATLAFCO joins a partner committed to the long term sustainability of global fisheries to increase efficiency and promote practices of responsible and sus... FULL STORY

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