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Remember Dolphin-Safe Tuna? Let's Make FAD-Free Tuna The Next Trend

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

There are now as many as 100,000 drifting FADs around the world -- basically floating pieces of junk put into the ocean and equipped with transponders by the global purse seine fishing industry.

Greenpeace Launches Viral 'Mermaid Death Squad' Game

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

A new video game created by Greenpeace to raise awareness about unsustainable tuna fishing has created quite a splash since its launch earlier this we...

The Million Dollar Fish: Calling All Neuroconservationists

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 03.10.2013 | Home
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.

'Wicked Tuna': Fishing Boat Captain Is Wicked Mad

Posted 05.14.2012 | TV

On "Wicked Tuna" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on National Geographic) the crew of the Odysea got into a standoff with another boat after the bigger vessel snagge...

'Wicked Tuna': Crew Risks Capsizing To Fish In Storm

Posted 05.07.2012 | TV

There was some seriously aggressive fishing going down on "Wicked Tuna" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on National Geographic) this week. Despite a storm creating ...

Catch Of A Lifetime On 'Wicked Tuna'

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

"Wicked Tuna" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on National Geographic) follows the fortunes of crews from Gloucester, Mass. as they fish for giant bluefin tuna On...

Nat Geo's Controversial New TV Show, Wicked Tuna, Debuts

Carl Safina | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Contrary to worst fears, the show's first episode did not glorify the fishing. Contrary to romanticizing the fishery, I felt, the show can make one feel that this isn't an attractive way to try to turn a profit.

The Truth About Greenpeace and Tuna

Gavin Gibbons | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Gavin Gibbons

In a recent Huffington Post column, Greenpeace Board Member Jeffrey Hollander writes, "Canned tuna is not a product generally synonymous with innovati...

Will National Geographic TV's Wicked Tuna Be Better Than Advertised?

Carl Safina | Posted 03.30.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

National Geographic is committed to the big picture. Conservation concerns will be part of the project. That's their promise so let's take them at their word.

Study Finds Twice As Much Bluefin Traded As Quotas Allow

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

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

WTO Panel Rules U.S. Tuna Labels Are Too Restrictive

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

GENEVA -- The popular "dolphin-safe" labels used to market tuna sold in the U.S. are illegal because they restrict too much trade, a World Trade Organ...

Commission Agrees To Cut Tuna Catches In Pacific

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BANGKOK, Thailand — A commercial fishing commission agreed Friday to cut the catches of bigeye tuna in parts of the Pacific Ocean, a small step ...