Bad news for the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
photo via NOAA
Well, the recent decision not to ban trade of the bluefin tuna was a disappointment to conservation efforts, but an article on Grist brings a more optimistic point of view to the table in this interesting article. Japan consumes 80% of the world’s stock of this fish, mostly for sushi so next time you’re headed out to a luxurious dinner at Nobu or many other sushi restaurants consider what you’re eating. The adult bluefin population has declined roughly 80% in the past 40 years.
The bluefin tuna is a beautiful fish that can grow almost 10 feet long and around 1,400 pounds! It’s an incredible animal that can be fished sustainably if we protect it and manage demand to help populations recover.