Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bluefin Ban Update

The EU has gotten on-board with a CITES listing of bluefin tuna as endangered.

This is a pretty big move given the historic Mediterranean fishery and the reluctance of the countries involved in it (mostly Italy and Spain but also Malta) to shut down what remains a lucrative if rapidly disappearing fishery.

Then again the talk has been that many EU countries might back a ban as long as it didn't start for another year or two. Also this doesn't change the fact that Japan seems determined to eat every last bluefin in the ocean.

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