Canada loses tuna quota
Last Updated: Monday, December 11, 2006 | 7:45 AM AT
A smaller catch of tuna in the eastern United States has led an
international commission to lower the quota for eastern Canada.
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas met last
month in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The commission's 43 members seem to have bowed to pressure from the
Americans in reducing Canada's quota, said Walter Bruce, president of the
P.E.I. Tuna Fishery Advisory Committee.
On the international scene, there's not much you can do," said Bruce.
"We believe that the block of fish that's on the east coast just went
further north and that's why the Americans aren't catching it. But then
again the scientists are going by what the Americans are catching, and they
aren't catching any."
Full story at