Pacific Tuna – Under Threat

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Pacific Big Eye and Yellowfin tuna are overfished by non-Pacific fishers and are now seriously threatened.

Each year in the Pacific

  • Foreign countries catch over 90% of tuna in the Pacific.
  • This has a value of US $3 billion a year.
  • Only $0.15 billion of this stays in Pacific mostly through processing.
  • High tech large ships can catch as much fish in two days as a small Pacific nation can in a year.

What can we do?

Metiria and Keith are currently running a campaign to pressure the New Zealand Government to actively support and enable Pacific Island Nations. A copy of the petition can be downloaded from:


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