Bluefin Tuna Needs Protection

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A huge Bluefin Tuna, endangered by Japan's overfishing

Japan is fighting hard to prevent limitation on their harvest of BlueFin Tuna from the Atlantic and The Mediterranean Sea.  Just like they fought limitations on the harvesting of whales, Japan refuses to admit that the Bluefin Tuna is in trouble.  The reality, however, is that the Bluefin Tuna population is in danger of collapse.  The difficulty of getting Japan to agree to limits arises from the huge money involved.  A single Bluefin Tuna can bring anywhere between $2,000.00 and $20,000.00! The Bluefin Tuna is not what you find in the can you make your sandwich with.  That tuna is usually albacore and as long as you choose the “chunk light” version rather than the “solid white” version I don’t think you are contributing to any species harm.   Here is a link to a good article summarizing the Bluefin Tuna issue and Japan’s reluctance to agree to harvest limitations.

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Will Sig
1 Dennis the Vizsla

“To hunt a species to extinction is not logical.” — Mr. Spock
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2 Anna

Thanks for the article Will. I never knew that. I guess everything eventually will be extinct, just like dinosaurs, lol. Anna 🙂 (nice looking fish, did you take this photo? – smiling)
.-= Anna´s last blog ..Spring Transformations Experiments – A Red Bean Seed To A Green Plant =-.

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3 Luc J

Glad to read that I can leave behind my feeling of guilt when I open a can of so-called tuna to add to my “Salade Nicoise” 🙂 . Really.
.-= Luc J´s last blog ..A Wireless Picture Light that’s also Battery-less- CleverLite =-.

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