31 May '12, 3pm

Bluefin tuna are critically endangered, stocks have decline 80% in the past three decades.

Bluefin tuna are critically endangered, stocks have decline 80% in the past three decades.

The official season for critically endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna is just halfway through—strange, that there's a season for a critically endangered species at all—and Spain and France have already reached their quotas, banning further fishing using purse seine nets as a result. Fishing using traps, hooks, and spears can continue, Reuters reports. "The purse seine quota allocated to both countries was exhausted yesterday... and both member states have decided to call back their vessels to port," the European Union's executive, the European Commission, said in a statement. The nine French and six Spanish purse seine vessels were involved in joint operations, which meant their quotas were filled more quickly, the Commission said. The early closing of the season comes as WWF reports : Two large non-Mediterranean fleets have been spotted in some of the main Mediterranean blu...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/bluefin-tuna...

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