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Anger at lack of action as Pacific tuna stocks collapse

Japan resists call for two-year moratorium on catches of northern bluefin

Tuna from around the world are auctioned at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market.

AUCKLAND -- Pacific Island nations and environmentalists have expressed concern after talks on measures to save the North Pacific bluefin tuna from a near-catastrophic collapse in stocks ended in deadlock.

An annual multinational fisheries conference held in Fiji was presented with scientific reports showing the species at dangerously low levels, but Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China questioned the need to take new measures.

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