Pacific islands band together to protect tuna

04/3/2013 | Slate

Eight tiny Pacific island nations, collectively known as the PNA, are taking on overfishing of tuna stocks in their waters. By auctioning off fishing rights on a collective basis, the countries have gained leverage over commercial fishing fleets and taken a key step towards protecting fish stocks. "[I]f the PNA's revolutionary methods catch on, they could have far-reaching repercussions not only for the beleaguered tuna but also for the health of our oceans," writes Shannon Service.

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