Hot pursuit of tuna seiner

Posted on June 07, 2011 by World Fishing

On Sunday, Sea Shepherd’s Steve Irwin spotted five French vessels leaving Malta at high speed, bound for Libyan waters.

The organisation says that one of the vessels, the Sainte Sophie Francois 2, does not have a bluefin tuna quota for the 2011 season and is not allowed to take part in any such fishing operation, and says that the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) has confirmed this.
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