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Bluefin Tuna

The U.N.'s Ocean Death Panel

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

If present trends of industrial overfishing continue, there will be no commercially viable wild fisheries left by mid-century, and CITES failed at its recent meeting to intervene on this looming catastrophe.

America's Leadership in Protecting Endangered Species

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

Historically, America has been a leader in endangered species protections. Our nation has one of the strongest laws in the world to protect endangered species and their habitat.

Green News Report -- March 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: World Water D...

Oceans 9-1-1

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

As dramatic and disastrous as the spill may be, it's not the greatest environmental threat facing the oceans today. The oceans are dialing 9-1-1, and it's our obligation to answer the call.

Annihilation of a Fish

Matt Rigney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Rigney

Robust populations of bluefin tuna mean increased overall benefits to us in the form of healthy oceans, food, recreation, and jobs. But as of yesterday, the annihilation of the northern bluefin tuna reached its final phase.

UN Rejects Export Ban On Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DOHA, Qatar — Fishing nations won a victory over environmentalists Thursday when a U.S.-backed proposal to ban export of the Atlantic bluefin tu...

For Bluefin, Polar Bears Commerce Trumps Conservation

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The proposal to ban global trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna was always a long shot. But it's a huge disappointment that delegates to CITES today rejected the ban by a wide margin.

Bluefin Tuna: Opposition To A Trade Ban Grows At UN Meeting

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DOHA, Qatar — Opposition grew Wednesday against a proposal to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna, with several Arab countries joining Japan...

Japan: China Also Opposes Bluefin Tuna Trade Ban

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO (AFP) -- Japan on Tuesday said it has China's support in opposing a ban on the cross-border trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna that is now being deb...

Will We Only Save the Cute?

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Can science prevail, on behalf of an animal without the charismatic appeal of the giant panda, the tiger, the orangutan? I'll be standing on the side of the un-cute, in favor of doing the right thing.

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

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

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 ha...

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna To Be Banned? U.S. Backs international Trade Ban | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it supports prohibiting international trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna, a move that could lead to the most ...

French Chefs Stop Serving Bluefin: A Case of Conscience -- With Perhaps a Dash of Guilt?

Amelia Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Amelia Smith

Of course great chefs will have no problem concocting tempting alternatives to unsustainable fish, but what about sushi?

Japan Will Ignore Bluefin Tuna Ban, Says Fish Is Not 'Endangered To That Extent'

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to the country's top fisheries negotiator, Masanori Miyahara, Japan will not join in any agreement to ban international trade in Atlantic bl...

Will Obama Support the Bluefin Tuna Ban?

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

The European Parliament agreed to support a ban on trading bluefin today despite fears by nations like Greece, Spain, and Malta, whose fisherman would be most affected.

Global Ban On Bluefin Tuna Wins Support

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GENEVA — The world should ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna, a U.N. panel declared Friday, backing a proposal that is fiercely opposed by ...

Green News Report -- February 4, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: "ClimateGate" climate scientist cleared of wrongdoing; Hope for Bluefin Tuna; Big Oil and Coal...

Bluefin Tuna Trade Ban Will Get France's Support

Reuters | Sophie Hardach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PARIS (Reuters) - France will support a ban on global trade in bluefin tuna, but in exchange wants to be granted an exclusive fishing zone for line-ca...

Bluefin Tuna Ban: EU Will Continue To Fish The Threatened Species

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — A sharply divided European Union failed Tuesday to protect the threatened bluefin tuna, as the bloc's Mediterranean nations refused t...

Britain Embraces Faux Gras, An Alternative To Unethical Delicacy

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LONDON--From foie gras produced without making birds suffer to "sustainable" fish, British retailers and restaurants are fast embracing politically co...

Attention Tuna Lovers: See Red When Thinking Blue

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The U.S. government must make greater efforts to ban the bluefin tuna trade entirely. Such an effort would finally give the tuna a chance to recover.

The EU Is Cracking Down On "Ruthless" Overfishing Of Cod And Bluefin

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — Cod is slipping closer to disappearing from key European fishing grounds, officials warned Friday, saying that only steep catch cuts ...

A Future Without Fish: End of the Line Casts Scary Forecast for the Sea

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Louise McCready Hart

According to the documentary The End of the Line, we won't need to worry about eating too many McDonald's fish sandwiches because, quite simply, there will be no more fish to eat.

The Pescatore's Dilemma

Cathy Erway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathy Erway

Seafood has enjoyed a long history of acceptance among people who otherwise do not eat meat. Yet today's food gurus are placing pescatarianism at the height of ravenously irresponsible eating.

Bluefin Tuna Breakthough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"If Hagen Stehr can solve the issues surrounding breeding predacious fish, he'll have a sustainable product that will last forever," says Barbara Bloc...