The European Commission faces fresh frictions with some member states at a meeting on Tuesday with EU fisheries ministers over the early closure of the tuna fishing season and soaring fuel prices. France, which takes over the European Union's rotating presidency in July, has called for Brussels' decision to shut down tuna fishing early to be reconsidered at the meeting in Luxembourg. Chronically overfished, Mediterranean tuna are the victim of their success with fish lovers, who prize their flesh in sushi. About 70 percent of the Mediterranean catch goes to Japan and prices keep going higher. On June 13, the commission called an early halt to industrial fishing of blue fin tuna in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic at the peak of the season over fears quotas were being filled too quickly.