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Feds Deny Endangered Species Act Protection for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

For Immediate Release, May 27, 2011 Contact: Catherine Kilduff, (415) 644-8580 Feds Deny Endangered Species Act Protection for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Decision Flies in the Face of Tuna’s Recent 80 Percent Decline Due to Overfishing WASHINGTON— The National Marine Fisheries Service today denied Endangered Species Act protection for Atlantic bluefin tuna, a species that has declined by more than 80 percent in recent decades because of overfishing. The tuna was also heavily impacted by last year’s oil spill in its spawning grounds in the Gulf of Mexico, which wiped out an estimated 20 percent of juvenile tuna there. “The Obama administration today turned a blind eye to the staggering declines of Atlantic bluefin tuna in recent years,” said Catherine Kilduff, an oceans attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, which petitioned the Fisheries Service for Endangered Species...

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