Hat tip to commenter Kelly. Consider the Bluefin Tuna. Highly prized meat, commercially valuable, the science points to serious over-harvesting, yet was not deemed by CITES as a species worth saving this year. NOW, these struggling tuna have to swim through a sludge and their babies have to deal with a toxic environment. We just . . . → Read More: Spawning in the Oil
What. The. Fuck?!?1?11?11!!? (pardon my language) A proposal by Monaco to extend the highest level of U.N. protection to the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin, a fish prized by sushi lovers for its fatty belly flesh, failed by a lopsided vote of 20-68, with 30 abstentions, Juan Carlos Vasquez, a spokesman for the U.N. . . . → Read More: Tiny Tuna for Japan
“Western Atlantic bluefin have declined by 82% since 1970 and it’s estimated there are only remaining 41,000 remaining reproductively mature individuals.” Those are the words Sheril somberly provides in her post at the Intersection. Carl Safina over diner once told me and others that tuna missing from the oceans was the equivalent of the African . . . → Read More: Losing the Lions of the Ocean
In the how to achieve conservation goals and police international waters within the bounds of international law and without harming the life of a ship’s crew or damage to privately owned property (and thus causing even more pollution and debris in the ocean) corner we have Greenpeace. In the other corner, well, those other guys. . . . → Read More: Greenpeace Intercepts Tuna Trawler – Doin’ it Right
You can’t read a newspaper these days without learning about new repercussions from the global economic downturn. USA Today reported yesterday that college students are struggling because cost of food and rent is high. One of the consequences is that students are cutting back on meals. Zack Hall, a student at University of Texas says . . . → Read More: How will tuna fare in this economy?