COMMISSION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA (CCSBT)
The Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) came into play in 1994. The Convention established a Commission whose objectives are to ensure the conservation and optimum usage of the global Southern Bluefin Tuna fishery. In pursuit of this objective the CCSBT performs a number of functions including: setting a total allowable catch and allocating this among the members, coordinating a scientific research program, and convening a working group to discuss impact on non-target species.
HSI fears Southern Bluefin Tuna is being fished at levels far beyond 'optimum'. At last count the species biomass was reduced to 8% of its pre-exploitation levels and has been classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. HSI campaigns for this hugely lucrative fishery to be properly regulated as is appropriate for a threatened species.
Our other grave fears are for albatross and petrels killed on the longlines used to catch the southern bluefin tuna. We are regular attendees at CCSBT imploring countries to do more to stop this horrific bycatch.
is anyone thinking of the albatross?
6th October 2016 click here
COMMISSION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA MEETING FAILS TO PROTECT TUNA, ALBATROSSES
20th October 2015 click here
southern bluefin tuna talks close with no progress on seabird bycatch
17th October 2014 click here
southern bluefin tuna talks open with Australia under fire
13th October 2014 click here
TUNA QUOTA RISES
October 18th, 2013 watch video ABC News
DON'T FORGET THE ALBATROSS!
October 14, 2013 click here
MANDATORY MEASURES NEED TO STOP ALBATROSS AND SHARK DEATHS
August 27, 2013 click here
SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA MEETING TAKES IMPORTANT STEP, BUT MUCH MORE TO DO
October 14, 2011 click here
international moves to curb the death toll of albatrosses in southern bluefin tuna fisheries
October 2008 click here