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Cooks footprint for bigeye said to be ‘extremely small’

Friday 21 October 2016 | Published in Environment

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Cooks footprint for bigeye said to be ‘extremely small’
Much of the criticism of the government's purse seining agreement with the EU has centred on the possible use of Spanish “super-seiners” such as the Albatun Dos, in Cook Islands waters. 16102010

THE SUBMISSION says purse seine fishing is one of the most common forms of commercial fishing in the Western Central Pacific and has been occurring in the Cook Islands since 1987 when the government signed the US Fisheries Treaty.

THE SUBMISSION says purse seine fishing is one of the most common forms of commercial fishing in the Western Central Pacific and has been occurring in the Cook Islands since 1987 when the government signed the US Fisheries Treaty.


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