June 17, 1992 |
An unlikely alliance--including the Bush Administration, Congress, environmentalists and the governments of Mexico and Venezuela--has forged a tentative agreement to stop the killing of thousands of dolphins caught annually in tuna-fishing nets. The pact, the result of months of negotiations, is included in legislation to be introduced in Congress today. The bill has bipartisan congressional support, and Mexico and Venezuela have already agreed to abide by such a pact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1989 |
Even while the U. S. tuna industry has changed drastically over the years, for Eddie Diehl and a small group of San Diego fishermen, the method of tuna fishing has remained the same. Diehl, 66, and about nine other San Diego bait boat owners still use poles to catch tuna, much like fishermen did at the turn of the century. "We fish the way it was always done," Diehl said recently as he readied his boat for a 30- to 40-day trip to the North Pacific. "We always will."
July 3, 1986 |
Japanese fishermen have sued the U.S. government, seeking to lift regulations that they say prohibit night tuna fishing in American coastal waters. The Tokyo-based Federation of Japan Tuna Fisheries Co-Operative Assns. claimed that the United States enacted regulations last month under the guise of protecting swordfish, but actually meant to ban the Japanese from taking tuna in U.S. coastal waters. In 1982, the suit says, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a branch of the U.S.
May 15, 1991 |
Fishermen and their love of tuna. . . . They travel miles to battle the powerful fish. They spend huge amounts on tackle and boat tickets. The last few seasons have been extremely productive for the San Diego fleet, and experts say the tuna will cooperate again this summer. Enter the Mexican government and its announcement last month that five tuna a day are too many for the recreational fisherman. Two are plenty, it says.
March 5, 1989 |
Responding to public outrage over the killing of sea mammals, including dolphins drowned in tuna nets, Congress passed the Marine Mammal Protection Act in 1972. The law proclaimed an "immediate goal" of reducing dolphin deaths and injuries "to insignificant levels approaching . . . zero." But, 17 years later, dolphins continue to perish by the tens of thousands. And that situation is not likely to change any time soon, tuna industry and government officials acknowledge.
November 18, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Illegal fishing off Africa -- often by ships from wealthy nations like South Korea -- costs the continent millions of dollars a year, with poor West African nations among the hardest hit. Activists and environmental organizations are calling for new measures to prevent illegal fishing, including steps to make vessels -- and tuna fish -- more traceable, at a week-long meeting of the International Commission for the...