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It has the second largest reported catch of eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna (1,237 metric tonnes in 2011).
Washington, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- Tropical Storm Joyce has formed over the eastern Atlantic and does not pose an immediate threat to land, the U.
UBzyI_VieZQ) the Associated Press reported that a tropical depression had formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean, and soon afterward, the National Hurricane Center classified it as a tropical storm.
Though ICCAT lowered the total allowable catch (TAC) for Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna to 13,500 metric tons for 2010 (down from a previously agreed TAC of 19,950 metric tons), the organization has been notoriously unable to force compliance with its measures and to stop lucrative poaching, both contributors to the severe depletion of the stocks.
Traders will also be keeping an eye on tropical storm "Fred", which is growing to hurricane force in the eastern Atlantic, but is not currently expected to threaten oil installations.
The ICCAT decided to limit an annual purse seine fishing season for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean to two months from April 15.
THE EUROPEAN Commission will close the bluefin tuna fishery in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean for rest of 2007 because the annual quota of 16,779.
Young's spoke out in response to a WWF report that warned that the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic tuna fisheries were on the brink of collapse, and that bluefin tuna was in danger of becoming extinct.