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China, Fisheries, Marshall Islands

Fishing ban to remain

A fish aggregation device. Photo: Greenpeace

A Marshall Islands tuna processing plant has been shut for almost a month due to a ban on the use of fish aggregation devices (FADs), which attract large schools of fish.

But Radio New Zealand International reports that the closure at Pan Pacific Foods will not prompt a revision of the ban.

The director of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, Transform Aqorau, says the strategy is backed by science, and the ban will be extended to four months next year.

Pan Pacific Foods is owned by Shanghai Kaichung Deep Sea Fisheries, one of China’s biggest fishing companies.


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