Bill Harrison knows more about bluefin tuna
The United States is committed to protecting Atlantic bluefin tuna
using sustainable, science-based management, and we will continue to be an international leader in its management, said Eileen Sobeck, assistant NOAA administrator for NOAA Fisheries.
The Kyodo news agency reported that the Japanese fisheries industry was also expected to propose to countries attending a meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in La Jolla, California, in early November that catches of young bluefin tuna
weighing less than 30 kg (66 pounds) be reduced by 50% in the eastern Pacific.
The population of western Atlantic bluefin tuna
is just 36 percent of its already depleted 1970 level.
The scarcity of bluefin tuna
has led to increasingly higher prices all over the world.
Not sure what he'd find, he collected bits of Pacific bluefin tuna
flesh from the catches of fishermen in San Diego and sent 15 samples from smaller fish (which, being younger, would have been the most recent migrants from Japan) to Nicholas Fisher's laboratory at Stony Brook Universityin New York.
Kali Tuna has made a significant investment growing over 1,000 young tuna into mature brood stock at its aqua farms in both Mexico and Croatia to help replenish the Bluefin tuna
BARBATE, Spain: The season for an ancient and spectacular tuna-fishing technique has begun off Spain's southwest coast, and fishermen fear it could soon disappear if fleets of factory ships elsewhere keep overfishing prized Atlantic bluefin tuna
Not all bluefin species are seriously endangered--right now, that designation is reserved for the Atlantic and southern bluefin species--but the CBD writes that the Pacific bluefin tuna
may not be far behind.
The leading opponent of the ban, Japan--which consumes three-quarters of all bluefin tuna
caught around the world--argued that ICCAT was the proper regulatory body to sustain Atlantic bluefin population numbers.
A bluefin tuna
fish sold at an auction in Tokyo netted $400,000, setting a record for highest price paid for a single fish since record keeping started in 1999, according to Reuters and other reports.
17/02/2011, GREENPEACE, AUCKLAND, NZ -- The increased quota for southern bluefin tuna
puts the species on the fast track to extinction, says Greenpeace.