11 Jul '11, 2pm

More Than Half of Tuna Species in Danger

Three tuna species are threatened and two others are likely to be, if measures are not taken to protect them. Overfishing is the main reason, due to their high commercial value. Tuna species are one of the most popular fish for human consumption globally. Will they be eaten into non-existence? Three species of bluefin tuna–southern, Atlantic and Pacific–are all in danger of collapse due to human activities. The two species not yet threatened, but close to it, are yellowfin and albacore. All three bluefin tuna species are susceptible to collapse under continued excessive fishing pressure. “The southern bluefin has already essentially crashed, with little hope of recovery,” said marine conservationist Dr. Kent Carpenter. (Source: IUCN.org) Just this year a single bluefin tuna sold for nearly $400,000 in Japan. Bluefin tuna were denied status as an endangered species by the N...

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