09 Apr '12, 11am

The Bluefin Tuna: What's to Be Done?

Greenpeace A bluefin tuna cage being towed by an Italian trawler in the central Mediterranean. The other day, a ninth-grade student e-mailed me to ask about the plight of the bluefin tuna. What, he wanted to know, should the government be doing to help keep those endangered fish alive? As a journalist with an interest in marine conservation, I’ve written extensively on the (mostly unsuccessful) international negotiations to protect the bluefin. But I’m not an expert on fisheries science. The question about what should be done is one I have regularly posed to marine scientists, N.G.O. policy advisers, government officials and fishermen themselves. Maybe it’s is also a question for Green blog readers. I can note that virtually everyone I’ve spoken with on this question does say that the stock of bluefin will collapse if the giant purse seiners that fish the Mediterranean are...

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The Bluefin Tuna: What's to Be Done?

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