South Korea Receives Increased Tuna Quota for 2024 in Pacific Ocean

SEOUL - South Korea has been allocated an additional quota for tuna catch in the Pacific Ocean for the year 2024, as per a decision by a regional fisheries body, the country's oceans ministry reported on Wednesday.

According to Yonhap News Agency, The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) has increased South Korea's quota for bluefin tuna in the region to 883 tons for 2024, which is an increase of 135 tons from the previous limit, according to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. Oceans Minister Cho Seung-hwan attributed this decision to the concerted efforts by the government and South Korean fishermen to reduce their catch in a bid to aid in the recovery of maritime resources. "South Korea remains committed to efforts aimed at establishing a rational and sustainable resource management policy, based on scientific data, within global maritime organizations," Cho stated. Additionally, the ministry noted that the quota for bigeye tuna has also risen by 1,394 tons, reaching a total of 15,336 tons. The WCPFC's role is to regulate tuna catches to prevent overfishing and support the conservation of these species.

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