WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m. EST, 1400 U.K. time, the Pew Environment Group will host a media phone briefing on the upcoming meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
Beginning Nov. 12, 48 member governments will gather for a week in Agadir, Morocco, to discuss conservation and management of tuna, particularly the valuable and severely depleted Atlantic bluefin tuna, and several species of threatened sharks; as well as to explore questions of illegal fishing, possible solutions and combating fraud.
During the call, experts from Pew will provide an overview of the key issues relating to bluefin tuna, sharks and illegal fishing. A question-and-answer session will follow brief opening remarks by the speakers.
Phone briefing on ICCAT
Thursday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m. EST
- Dr. Susan Lieberman, Pew's ICCAT delegation lead, will touch on actions ICCAT can take to crack down on illegal fishing
- Amanda Nickson will address the key tuna issues on the ICCAT agenda
- Elizabeth Wilson will speak about shark conservation measures that may be taken up by ICCAT
- Gerald Leape will moderate the call
Operator line: +1 334-323-7224
This briefing is for credentialed media only. An audio file of this call will be posted to www.PewEnvironment.org after the briefing. Pew's ICCAT web page has policy statements and links to more information on Atlantic bluefin tuna, sharks, and illegal fishing, including high resolution photos and high definition video.
SOURCE Pew Environment Group