18 Nov '11, 6pm

Swordfish May End Up Like Bluefin Tuna If Action Isn't Taken, And Fast

Swordfish May End Up Like Bluefin Tuna If Action Isn't Taken, And Fast

WWF writes, "No comprehensive management and recovery plan has ever been designed for this species – yet it is, like bluefin tuna, highly overfished. Unless immediate action is taken, the Mediterranean swordfish will meet the same fate as Mediterranean bluefin tuna and face a high risk of collapse. Countries have caught swordfish across the Mediterranean since Roman times, and those now catching the most are Italy (45%), Morocco (19%), Greece (10%), and Spain (10%). The most recent stock assessment carried out by ICCAT’s own scientific committee in July 2010 clearly depicts a situation of severe overfishing and warns about the unsustainably high catches of juvenile fish. The fishery underwent a rapid expansion in the late 1980s which led to a sharp decline in levels of fish of reproducing age in only a few years. The population has remained at historically low levels since...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/swordfish-ma...

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