06/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Can Aggressive Fishing SAVE Bluefin Tuna? (VIDEO)

This is just about as counter intuitive as they come -- fishermen are trying to catch as many bluefin tuna as possible, in order to throw them back.

The tuna, which are endangered in many parts of the world, are caught, tagged and tossed back, in hopes that scientific data collected in the near future can lend insight into how they can be saved.