iOS app Android app

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

The Bottom Line: A Short Season for Big Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

This year's purse-seine fishing for bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea kicked off this week, but don't blink or you might miss it.

Overfishing 101: Postcard From Pendik

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.22.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Where is Pendik, you might wonder? Pendik is a bustling coastal town about an hour south from Istanbul, and it was the location of the 22nd meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.

ICCAT: Time to Tackle What's Really in the Net

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Lee Crockett

What's in a name? If you're talking about ICCAT -- the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas -- so much is contained in that one acronym.

Overfishing 101: Protecting Tuna With Technology

Lee Crockett | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Given the worth of each tuna, it's only logical to invest in an electronic documentation system today that could help keep these awe-inspiring fish around for fishermen, conservationists, seafood lovers and scientists for generations to come.

Overfishing 101: Creative Ways to Protect Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Many people have heard of bluefin tuna, even if they haven't eaten it. Traditional bluefin fisheries used to be sustainable, but loosely regulated industrial-scale fishing changed everything for this amazing fish.

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...