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Bluefin Tuna Stocks Recovering, But Quotas Still Kept Low

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Home

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...

The Bottom Line: Fishing for Giants

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Promoting selective fishing that wastes little ocean wildlife is one key to the bluefin's recovery. Fishermen who use rods and reels, such as those profiled in Wicked Tuna, can specifically target the species and release undersized fish alive.

The Bottom Line: Tracking Tuna in the Cloud

Lee Crockett | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

The future health of Atlantic bluefin tuna populations will be enhanced by improving the ability to track the amount of fish caught each year.

New Report: Sharks Neglected in the Atlantic

January Jones | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green
January Jones

According to a new report, less than 1% of the highly migratory sharks reported caught in the Atlantic Ocean are protected from overfishing. That's a heck of a lot of neglected sharks.

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.

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.

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...

PHOTOS: The Black Market In Bluefin -- How A Runaway Fishing Industry Looted The Seas Of Tuna

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Marina Walker Guevara, Kate Willson, and Marcos Garcia Rey Of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists The rapid demise of Easter...

Annihilation of a Fish

Matt Rigney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Rigney

Robust populations of bluefin tuna mean increased overall benefits to us in the form of healthy oceans, food, recreation, and jobs. But as of yesterday, the annihilation of the northern bluefin tuna reached its final phase.

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.