📍 ✔ In a scientific paper 2 years ago, junior minister for fisheries Alicia Bugeja Said wrote: "the tuna fishery governance system is still very much controlled by, and aligned to support, the tuna ranching industry, which holds control over the largest chunk of the tuna exports and the millions of Euros profits therein (see. NSO, 2015) and it is unlikely that the existing inequalities in the distribution of tuna-generated wealth will be reversed under current measures."
🔴 A small-scale fishermen told this website that he would have preferred to utilise his quota, but the risk of fishing with longline (fishing line several kilometres long and with hooks attached) is high due to dense traffic of boats involved in purse seine tuna fishery. So the fisherman this year transferred his quota to a purse seiner (which catches live tuna for farms) for €10 per kilo even though he could have made more money if he utilised his quota.
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