World nations reject ban on bluefin tuna

Will Howard has been updating us on fisheries management resources. Included was the bad news on the initiative to ban trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna.

The amendment introduced by the EU and Monaco was defeated, with 20 votes in favour, 68 against and 30 abstentions “in the middle of much confusion about the voting procedures and mixed feelings of satisfaction and frustration from participants,” CITES said in a statement.

I admit to puzzlement as to which participants would have “feelings of satisfaction”.