EU stops tuna fishing as quota runs out

EU stops tuna fishing as quota runs out

BRUSSELS - (AP) Large European fishing boats will no longer be allowed to fish for bluefin tuna after Wednesday because they have already used up the entire 2010 quota, halfway through the year, the EU's executive said.

Bluefin tuna caught in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic is overfished and in decline, according to environmentalists. Subscribers to lexis.com may read the full version.