Category Archives: News & Politics

02 Jul

South Pacific Tuna Corporation Slashes Fleet by More Than Half

South Pacific Tuna Corporation (SPTC) announced today that is selling more than half of its 14 U.S.-flagged purse seine fishing vessels to foreign operators, reducing its fleet to six by the end of the year. Approximately 12 U.S. captains and their crew will be relieved of duty. Additionally, the San Diego-based office and management team

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06 Dec

South Pacific Tuna Treaty Signed

On December 3, 2016, after seven years of negotiations, the South Pacific Tuna Treaty was signed in Nadi, Fiji, extending the decades old agreement through 2023 and guaranteeing US Flag Tuna Fleet fisheries access to the South Pacific waters. The Treaty includes 16 Pacific Island nations and the United States, was first entered into in 1988.

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