10 Jun 2010

Bluefin tuna fishing to be banned

8:58 am on 10 June 2010

Large scale fishing for bluefin tuna is to be banned in the Mediterranean and east Atlantic seas for the rest of the season.

The ban comes into effect on 10 June.

The European Union Fisheries Commissioner says the closure is necessary to protect stocks of bluefin tuna which have been heavily depleted.