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To the core: New fishing licenses for “any and all modalities” of tuna fishing in Brazil have been suspended indefinitely. The only exception is for so-called “associated school fishing,” in which the boat itself acts to attract fish. This week’s suspension does not affect the prior fishing licenses granted before the publication of the ordinance.
Some context: Tuna fishing has become controversial worldwide, and with the shortage of fish around the world, Brazil has become one of the preferred targets for tuna fishing. In this contest, Brazilian fishers have struggled with an increased presence of foreign