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Bluefin Tuna

Rupert Murray's Recently Awarded Documentary: The End of the Line

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green
Constantin Bjerke

Rupert Murray's film tells the grim story of the catastrophic decline of global fish stock due to mass overfishing of our oceans and seas over the last 50 years.

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.

Half The Fish Sold In Boston Restaurants Is Fraudulently Mislabeled

The Boston Globe | By Jenn Abelson and Beth Daley | Posted 12.24.2011 | Food

The sliver of raw fish sold as white tuna at Skipjack's in Foxborough was actually escolar, an oily, cheaper species banned in Japan because it can ma...

Overfishing 101: Counting Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

How heavy is 35,000 metric tons? For starters, it's the weight of 193 jumbo jets or 2,917 African elephants. It's also the amount of Atlantic bluefin tuna that have exceeded the official catch quota in the Mediterranean Sea in the past two years alone.

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...

Overfishing 101: Getting Serious About Illegal Tuna Fishing in the Mediterranean

Lee Crockett | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Held on the sea's surface or just below with floating devices, driftnets can be miles long. Depending on the size of the mesh, they can entangle anything that happens to swim nearby, including sea turtles, whales, swordfish, and tuna.

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.

The Gulf's Ocean and Inland Fish Face Multiple Threats

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Decades of commercial overfishing, along with oil and gas exploration and refining, hurricanes and last year's BP spill are among the misfortunes facing fish in the Gulf.

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.

The Last Chance For Bluefin Tuna

Posted 10.12.2011 | Food

Bluefin tuna certainly faces severe existential threats. That much is no longer in doubt. Sure, Pacific bluefins are not officially endangered -- but ...

'Green News Report' - July 21, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.20.2011 | 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: Deadly h...

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...

Eco Activists Sail To Libyan Waters

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

ABOARD THE STEVE IRWIN — A boat operated by environmental activists was steaming toward Libyan waters Friday, hoping to stop illegal fishing for...

Sea Shepherd: Eco Terrorism or Environmental Justice?

Deborah Bassett | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

From poking fun at disgruntled vegans to emphasizing the quirky antics used to irritate some of the ocean's greatest foes, Peter J. Brown highlights the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be a genuine eco-warrior on the high seas.

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.

NOAA Excludes Bluefin Tuna From Endangered Species List

AP | By CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 07.27.2011 | Food

PORTLAND, Maine -- The bluefin tuna has escaped being placed on the endangered species list, but the majestic fish prized by sushi lovers will be list...

Activists Head Into War Zone To Protect Bluefin Tuna

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — A U.S.-based organization of environmental activists plans to steam into Libyan waters to stop poachers from netting bluefin tuna. T...

Oil, Terror, Tuna and You

David Helvarg | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

We have to stop dumping radioactive water, oil and dead terrorists in our ocean and treat it with more respect which is why I'm headed to Washington D.C. later this month.

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 ...

The 11th Hour Strikes: Saving the Blue Fin Tuna From Extinction

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

In an interview, Captain Paul Watson shed light on the the urgency of the situation and the necessity of continued direct action to protect the species from greedy commercial overfishing.

Giant, Endangered Bluefin Fetches Record Price In Tokyo Auction

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

A bluefin tuna from Toi, Hokkaido, which was purchased for a record 32.49 million yen during New Year's auction at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo on Jan....

Oceans Awash: 5 Wins and 5 Losses in 2010

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

This year, President Obama issued an executive order to implement conservation-based management of our public seas, while marine researchers discovered an area in the Pacific containing 40 times more plastic than plankton.

Green News Report: November 30, 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: After fai...

Mario Batali: "Listen To What The Earth And Scientists And Farmers Are Telling Us" About Our Food

Mario Batali in The Wall Street Journal | MARIO BATALI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

What lies ahead in the future of food? I don't think we'll be eating high-tech food pills anytime soon, thankfully. But with problems like collapsing ...

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...