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‘Protect tuna or face poverty
8 sept. 2014 - Samoa Observer.

As Samoa enjoys a long weekend and farewells the last of the Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S) conference delegates, it is already gearing up to host another big meeting.

That is the 11th annual Tuna Commission meeting to be held in December, expected to bring more than 600 delegates to Samoa.

But the pressure for Pacific leaders as they head into that conference are far less collegial than the S.A.M.O.A Pathways that the global United Nations family has endorsed in Apia.

Draft conservation and management measures to protect tuna stocks are on the way – including one on Southern Albacore that has been stalling among Pacific fisheries and Tuna Commission negotiators for an incredible 16 years.