21 May '11, 3am

Sea Shepherd to Defend Bluefin Tuna in Libyan Waters

Sea Shepherd to Defend Bluefin Tuna in Libyan Waters

While the conflict in Libya continues to rage on, another battle for survival is taking place under the sea just offshore. Bluefin tuna were once an abundant species in the Mediterranean, but after decades of overfishing they are now classified as 'critically endangered.' In hopes of preserving one of the most rapidly dwindling fish, the activist group Sea Shepherd is heading to the war-torn region to fight for the survival of bluefin tuna. Sea Shepard, fresh off of a long-running operation to hinder the activities of Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, have set their sights on protecting one of the ocean most threatened -- yet frequently consumed -- species of fish. Despite a global quota on the amount of bluefin tuna that can be harvested, poachers throughout the Mediterranean continue to exceed those limits, particularly in the area off the coast of Libya. Paul Wats...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/sea-shepherd...

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