The OPRT is an international non-governmental organization (NGO), established in Tokyo on December 8, 2000, with the purpose to link the oceans with the consumers and promote sustainable use of tunas.
It is comprised of tuna longline producers from various countries (Japan, Chinese Taipei, Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Ecuador, Seychelles and Fiji) as well as organization of traders, distributors and consumers and public interest organizations in Japan. The OPRT is striving to develop tuna fisheries in a way to fulfill international and social responsibility in cooparation with FAO and regional tuna resource management organizations responsible for each area of the world's oceans.
Illegal bluefin tuna trade ring dismantled Spain
The Civil Guard has dismantled a ring that in Spain traded tuna that had been illegally fished in other countries and that, in addition, sometimes had health irregularities.
Irish seafood sales grow, inside and outside the country Republic of Ireland
Irish seafood exports recorded last year in the internal and external market for the first time exceeded the mark of EUR 1 billion, transforming 2017 into "an exceptional year for the country's marine economy".
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