First Signs of Increase in Bluefin Tuna

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WWF welcomes the first positive signs of stock increase in the East Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna stock revealed in the recent scientific assessment by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) which –if confirmed- would mean a turning point for this threatened species. This is necessary to enable the bluefin tuna stock to achieve full recovery to sustainable levels in the

WWF Calls for Substantial Conservation Measures for Tuna and Sharks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

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WWF urges member states of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) who are meeting next week in Mexico, to improve the management of tuna stocks and the conservation of other vulnerable species, which may be affected by tuna fishing operations.The IATTC is responsible for the conservation and management of tuna and other marine resources in the eastern Pacific Ocean. “The viability of the Eastern Pacific tuna

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From My Inbox- GreenPeace Australia Pacific

Green Earth Journey

Dear Reader, When you tuck into your tuna salad, you may not realise that the canned tuna sold to you is destroying our oceans. Canned tuna is Australia’s biggest selling seafood item. Yet none of our canned tuna brands use tuna that’s caught sustainably.

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Sainsbury’s is market leader in Greenpeace tuna league

Green (Living) Review

Sainsbury''s has taken the top spot of Greenpeace''s tuna league table which looks at the sustainability standard of tinned tuna sold in supermarkets. Positioned as one of the ''market leaders'' for offering customers pole and line caught skipjack tuna across all our own brand tuna products from canned through to sandwiches and ready meals. Sainsbury’s ranked number one in 2008 and joint first in 2011 in the tinned tuna league table.

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I really like when non-economists sound like economists--it means economic thinking is permeating everyday discussions

Environmental Economics

Lot's of people are currently worried about overfishing -- specifically, the depletion of the worlds tuna stocks. Some people are worried because they're concerned about the rising price of tuna. I've been a fan of Mike Rowe since his early days on the Discovery Channel's 'Dirty Jobs.'  '  I don't always agree with his political views, but he's entertaining. 

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World-renowned Chefs Join Call to Boycott Bluefin Tuna

Green (Living) Review

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 2011: Two of the United States’ leading chefs have joined the Center for Biological Diversity’s campaign to save bluefin tuna, one of the world’s most imperiled fish. We’re happy they’re lending their voice to this urgent campaign to save bluefin tuna,” said Catherine Kilduff, a Center staff attorney. 30 after the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas refused to act to protect the species.

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

The Commission made headway, but no consensus on the key issues related to overfishing of Pacific bigeye tuna and capping purse-seine fishing capacity in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. Decisions on these and other major items are as follows: Bigeye Tuna Overfishing.

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Roadkill on the Ocean Highway: Can Experimental Fishing Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch in the Pacific?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Large tuna purse seine fishing boats in Pohnpeian waters. Many years ago, one of my graduate professors lectured us on the longer-term threats posed by longline and gillnet fishing, like tuna, shrimp and other deep sea fisheries, through the incidental capture of sea turtles in fishing gear. Approximately 5 million baited hooks are set each day on 100,000 miles of line throughout the world’s oceans, targeting tuna, swordfish and halibut. TNC & sustainable tuna in Palau.

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