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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna Stocks Recovering, But Quotas Still Kept Low

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Food

AGADIR, Morocco -- The international organization of fishing countries has decided to follow the scientific recommendations and maintain strict quotas...

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...

Study Finds Twice As Much Bluefin Traded As Quotas Allow

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Food

BRUSSELS -- An international scientific study says well over twice as much of the rare eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna is traded than catch quotas allow...

Tuna Are Both More And Less Endangered Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.10.2011 | Food

Eating tuna is risky. It has been known to lead to mercury poisioning, character assassination, mass extinction and poverty. But it doesn't have t...

Bluefin Tuna: In Danger But Not Endangered

Carl Safina | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green
Carl Safina

One of the weaknesses of the Endangered Species Act is that it sets a floor -- preventing total extinction -- rather than setting a standard of abundant populations. The bluefin is on a path to endangerment. And so we wait.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...