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International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

Nations To Discuss Bringing A Species Back From The Brink

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- After defeating a proposal in 2010 to ban the export of an endangered fish that is a key ingredient of sushi, Japan and...

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.

Conservation Body Agrees To Protect Silky Sharks

AP | By SUZAN FRASER | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green

ANKARA, Turkey -- Delegates at an international conservation meeting agreed Saturday on a measure mandating that silky sharks accidentally caught in f...

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.

Study: 40 Fish Species Could Vanish

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green

GENEVA -- A new study suggests that more than 40 fish species in the Mediterranean could vanish in the next few years. The study released Tuesday by ...

EU Backs Down From Plan To Save Threatened Tuna

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — France, Spain and other Mediterranean nations forced the European Union to retreat Thursday from an ambitious plan to save the threat...

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...