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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six people tested for possible radiation exposure have been released from hospital but remain under detention as suspects in the theft of a truck carrying highly radioactive cobalt-60, officials said Friday.
Cutbacks to tuna fishing agreed at a crucial Pacific regional fisheries conference to prevent over-fishing have fallen short of expectations, the head of the fisheries management body said Saturday. Glenn Hurry, executive director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), said he was "disappointed" in the lack of teeth in the conservation plan adopted at the meeting in the Australian city of Cairns. It also agreed to freeze the number of foreign purse seine and longline vessels targeting bigeye tuna for sashimi that can operate in the region. Transform Aqorau, director of a group of small island nations known as the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), said the progress made by the commission was "not enough to stop overfishing of bigeye tuna."