New Ruling to Dent 'Monster Boat' Trawling in West Africa Waters

In an historic ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea - the first of its kind by the full tribunal - the body affirmed that "flag States" have a duty of due diligence to ensure that fishing vessels flying their flag comply with relevant laws and regulations concerning marine resources.

A yellowfin tuna lies on deck of a japanese fishing vessel.

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