Pacific solidarity to conserve fish.25/08/0], GREENPEACE, HAWAII -- As the 3rd Regular Session Scientific Committee of the Western Central Pacific Commission (WCPFC) wrapped up its meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu.
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Honolulu is the capital as well as the most populous community of the State of Hawaii, United States. , Greenpeace backed the need for Pacific solidarity to save the Pacific tuna tuna or tunny, game and food fishes, the largest members of the family Scombridae (mackerel family) and closely related to the albacore and bonito. They have streamlined bodies with two fins, and five or more finlets on the back. stocks from commercial extinction.
"Scientists are now saying there is a 50% chance our most valuable tuna stock, yellow fin, is being exploited at unsustainable levels. It's past the time strict effort reduction measures are implemented;" said Greenpeace Australia Pacific Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP) is one of Australia's largest environmental organisations, and is a member organisation of the Greenpeace international network. Oceans Team Leader Nilesh Goundar. "We urge all Pacific members of the Tuna Commission to hold firm to the agreed cuts of 25% to big eye and lo% to yellow fin catches and encourage individual countries to go even further and cut fishing in their waters by up to 50%, as recommended in our own scientific report." Mr Goundar said tuna is the Pacific people's principal resource and too many boats chasing too few fish will add up to a race to ecological disaster and economic ruin. "With record high tuna catches valued at around US$3billion, we are in great danger of ignoring the warnings scientists have issued since 2001, in the rush to let foreign fishers catch our last fish;" said Mr Goundar. "The official catch figures don't count the rampant illegal and unregulated Adj. 1. unregulated - not regulated; not subject to rule or discipline; "unregulated off-shore fishing"
regulated - controlled or governed according to rule or principle or law; "well regulated industries"; "houses with regulated temperature"
2. fishing that occurs throughout the Pacific, so the wisest course is to set stronger limits to allowable fishing levels." A 50% cut to fishing will create a win-win solution for pacific economies and for the future of our valuable tuna stocks;" he said.