1 Dec 2023

Pacific tuna fishery countries and territories to meet in Rarotonga

From , 6:01 am on 1 December 2023
Small Pacific island states and powerful foreign fishing nations are heading for a showdown next week over management of the world's largest tuna fishery.

Tuna catch being offloaded from a longline fishing boat in Majuro Marshall Islands for export to international sashimi markets. November 18, 2014. Photo: AFP PHOTO / Hilary HOSIA

Pacific leaders are meeting in Rarotonga next week to discuss fishing rules in the world's largest tuna fishery. 

Twenty-six member countries and participating territories of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, which is also called the Tuna commission, are custodians of the multi-billion-dollar Pacific tuna fishery.

RNZ Pacific's Caleb Fotheringham has more.