Nations focus on saving bluefin tuna

2011-11-11 14:51

Istanbul - An international conference in Turkey is focusing on how to monitor illegal catches of the Atlantic bluefin tuna, which has been severely overfished to feed the sushi market across the globe.

The question is whether representatives from 48 countries will seek stricter fishing quotas at the meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, or ICCAT. The meeting started on Friday and ends on November 19.

The European Union's executive Commission is expected to propose electronic surveillance to monitor the catches of the prized tuna, preferred for its tender red meat.

There is also growing concern over the fishing of sharks and swordfish.

  • Shaun - 2011-11-11 21:14

    sooner rather than later.

  • Trevor - 2011-11-12 11:37

    its great sentiment ! but i am afraid the jpanese would not go for thatr , they still hunt endangered dolphins and whales ! but when they all gone maybe the world will wake up its not just the bluefin tuna thats in threat ! the whole ocean is at threat ! protect the ocean !and the rest will take care of itself

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