Japan Won't Comply With Bluefin Tuna Ban, While Fish Farmers Explore Their Options (VIDEO)

05/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The U.S.'s announcement that it will support an international trade ban on the Atlantic bluefin tuna was shocking news for Japan, given that about half of their supply comes from the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, Reuters reported.

While Japan says it won't comply with an international ban on the fish, fish farmers are looking to alternative methods. Farmed tuna is increasingly emerging as a commercially viable option, which scientists are breeding using eggs hatched in labs, not in the wild, Reuters reported.

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