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Phone Briefing: Heated Discussion Expected for Upcoming Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Meeting
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 22, 2012 07:00 PM
Multibillion-dollar tuna management body at a crossroads
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group will host a media phone briefing on the upcoming meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Manila, Philippines. The briefing will take place Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Twenty-five member WCPFC governments will gather Dec. 2-6 to discuss conservation and management of tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean, the source for more than half of the world's tuna. They also will take up management measures for several species of threatened sharks and explore possible solutions to illegal fishing. In addition, Pew experts attending the Manila meeting will provide an overview of economic and environmental issues related to tuna, sharks, and illegal fishing. A question-and-answer session will follow brief remarks by the speakers.
WHAT: Tele-press briefing on WCPFC
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 8 p.m. EST (New York)
Please Note: For countries without a toll-free option above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be dialed in to the call free of charge.
This briefing is for credentialed media only. An audio file of the call will be posted to www.PewEnvironment.org after the briefing. High resolution images and B-roll video will be available online and by request.
The Pew Environment Group is the conservation arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a nongovernmental organization that works globally to establish pragmatic, science-based policies that protect our oceans, preserve our wild lands, and promote clean energy. For more information, visit www.PewEnvironment.org.
SOURCE The Pew Environment Group
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