Posts tagged bluefin tuna
from DiscoveryNews’ Christina Reed:
That marine biologists found elevated traces of radioactive Cesium in Pacific bluefin tuna is not reason enough to stop eating the fish. That the fish are often caught when they are only one or two years old and sold in markets and grocery stores before reaching maturity is.
Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) is fished unsustainably. In 2010 an international trade ban, which the United States supported, failed to draw the necessary votes to list bluefin tuna (both Pacific and Atlantic) under the protection of CITES Appendix I. The recognition would have listed the fish as threatened with extinction and prohibited international commercial trade. This type of protection is needed from the international community as without it even the Unites States continues to show weakness in taking stronger protection measures.