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Bluefin Tuna

Government Issues Updated Guidelines for Fish Consumption

Carl Safina | Posted 06.19.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

A few days ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released updated draft advice on fish consumption for childbearing aged women and young children.

Obama Ate What?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Remember the news earlier this week that President Obama, on his trip in Japan, ate at that famous Tokyo sushi restaurant? Well, turns out that the restaurant serves one of the priciest and endangered fish on Earth: bluefin tuna.

Four Years After the BP Oil Spill, Hope for a Full Recovery in the Gulf Remains Strong Despite Slow Progress

Kara Lankford | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Kara Lankford

To restore the Gulf will take a comprehensive, holistic approach. We have to mitigate the environmental effects of the oil spill as well correct for prior problems triggered by stressors.

Four Years After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Is Recovering Faster Than Environment

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Despite the ongoing carnage, little has been done to tighten oversight necessary to prevent similar spills in the future. The name of the agency overseeing offshore drilling changed, but little else.

Heart Issues In Fish Caused By Gulf Oil Spill?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

It's been almost four years since the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, but news of the spill's terrible consequences...

Price Of Bluefin Tuna Nosedives At Tokyo Auction

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — Sushi restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura paid 7.36 million yen (about $70,000) for a 507-pound (230-kilogram) bluefin tuna in the year's celeb...

The Bottom Line: Some Promising News for Bluefin Tuna

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

For western Atlantic bluefin, which use the Gulf of Mexico's waters as their only known spawning grounds, surface longlines are a serious problem.

Celeb Posts Photo Of Bloody Bluefin Catch

The Huffington Post | Kerstin Shamberg and James Gerken | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green

Brody Jenner of The Hills fame and son of Kardashian/Jenner patriarch Bruce Jenner shared a disturbing picture via his Instagram on Tuesday. Adorn...

Inside Tsukiji: Our Last Wild Urban Market

Crystal Cun | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Crystal Cun

Turret trucks careening around corners, workers unloading boxes of glistening scales and tentacles, tuna carvers wielding samurai swords. All happening while Tokyo sleeps at the world's largest wholesale seafood market.

Will This Fishing Method Mean The End Of Bluefin Tuna?

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green

No fish has inspired as much controversy over the past several years as the bluefin tuna. Sushi lovers, especially in Japan, love the fish's fatty fle...

Where Have All the Tuna Gone?

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Despite the vastness of the earth's oceans, we have become masters at emptying them of fish in the past 60 years, pushing species such as the Pacific ...

The Bottom Line: Coming Together for Bluefin Tuna

Lee Crockett | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

It's not every day that fishermen and environmentalists agree. But in a significant move, the American Bluefin Tuna Association and the International ...

Japanese Chefs Remain Calm Over Dwindling Tuna Supply

AP | By MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — It is the king of sushi, one of the most expensive fish in the world — and dwindling so rapidly that some fear it could vanish from r...

Sustainable Alternatives To Bluefin Tuna

Menuism | Posted 04.26.2013 | Taste
Menuism

There are several species of bluefin tuna, and all of the world's populations have declined dramatically in recent decades.

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Still Being Caught Years After Fukushima

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green

Bluefin tuna just can't catch a break. Weeks after it was reported that overfishing had reduced the Pacific population of the fish, which is popular i...

Seize This Moment for Bluefin Tuna

Matt Rigney | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green
Matt Rigney

Only by rebuilding wild populations can all parties be guaranteed a future in which we derive the benefits of bluefin tuna as food and as a vital linchpin in healthy, productive oceans.

Japan: Dancing on the Grave of the Bluefin Tuna

Matt Rigney | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Matt Rigney

The first bluefin tuna of the year sold in Tokyo has yet again garnered an astronomical price -- encouraging the view of this beleaguered animal as a high-status food when they deserve to stand with the white rhino and the mountain gorilla as a species under our protection.

Overfishing Has Cut Pacific Bluefin Tuna Stocks 96 Percent, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.11.2013 | Food

The latest stock assessment of Bluefin tuna in the Pacific released on Wednesday indicates that overfishing has pushed the stock of the giant fish dow...

The Million Dollar Fish: Calling All Neuroconservationists

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 03.10.2013 | Food
Wallace J Nichols

Kiyoshi Kimura, owner of the Tokyo-based restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai, recently paid 1.76 million dollars for a very nice looking 488-pound bluefin tuna. That's an average of about $3,600 per pound -- a mere $225 per ounce.

Most Expensive Tuna In The World Sells For Over A Million At Tokyo Fish Auction

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 01.05.2013 | Food

TOKYO -- A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year – even a...

2012: A Farewell to Creatures Great (and Small)

Robert Walker | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

The disruption of entire eco-systems is harmful to the people who depend upon them for their economic survival. Poaching in developing countries may temporarily enrich the poachers, but posterity is inevitably impoverished.

Eating Tuna: What's in Your Roll? What's in Your Can?

Carl Safina | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

We all want to just eat and not worry too much about it. That's hard if you're confused about GMOs, mercury, other toxic chemicals, antibiotics, and radioactivity.

Huge Bluefin Tuna To Yield 20,000 Pieces Of Sushi

Posted 11.29.2012 | Food

Captain Ahab spent years chasing the white whale Moby Dick around the world -- and (spoiler alert!) didn't even manage to catch him in the end. Meanwh...

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...

Sustainable Bluefin Tuna?

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.26.2013 | Food
Daniel Klein

When we decided to make a video about farmed Bluefin tuna, it was with trepidation.