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Bigeye tuna (<i>Thunnus obesus</i>) on ice. Highly valued for sushi, bigeye tuna has been increasingly in demand for the past decade.
(NOAA FishWatch)
case November 20, 2014

Saving the Bigeye Tuna

Conservation groups sued the National Marine Fisheries Service over a new rule allowing the Hawaiʻi-based longline fleet to fish beyond limits set by international agreements meant to protect bigeye tuna and other imperiled marine species. The rule approved in October 2014 nearly doubles the agreed-upon, 3,763-metric-ton quota on bigeye fishing for all U.S.-flagged fishermen by…

Document November 20, 2014

Bigeye Tuna Complaint

Complaint in Lawsuit that Fights Doubling of Catch Limit for Overfished Bigeye Tuna

A bigeye tuna. Highly valued for sushi, bigeye tuna has been increasingly in demand for the past decade.
(Allen Shimada / NOAA NMFS OST)
Press Release November 20, 2014

Lawsuit Fights New Rule Doubling Catch Limit for Overfished Bigeye Tuna

Lifting catch limits for Hawai‘i fishing fleet violates international agreement

A bigeye tuna. Highly valued for sushi, bigeye tuna has been increasingly in demand for the past decade.
(Allen Shimada / NOAA NMFS OST)
Press Release October 28, 2014

Ignoring International Limits, U.S. Expands Fishing for Declining Bigeye Tuna

Rule published today in Federal Register