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Showdown expected in Samoa over tuna
1-dec-2014 - RNZI.

A showdown between Pacific islands and distant water fishing nations over the management of the world's largest tuna fishery is expected at a major fisheries summit in Samoa this week.

Island fisheries officials and representatives of non-government groups want to reel in fishing for bigeye, a tuna prized by sashimi markets in Asia, America and Europe, and limit catches of other tuna to maintain stocks that scientists say are in danger.

The Tuna Commission, or the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission as it is formally known, is holding its annual meeting in Apia this week.