AaAaAeAcThe high price paid today for a single Pacific bluefin tuna
shou not distract from the dire status of the species, which has been depleted by more than 97 percent by years of overfishing,AaAaAeAc said Jamie Gibbo a Pacific bluefin tuna
expert for the Pew Charitable Trusts, in a statement.
In the early 2000s, due to overfishing, Mediterranean bluefin tuna
were threatened with extinction.
The Commission agreed to determine the next fishing season in the SBTF to be the period commencing 1 December 2016 and ending on 30 November 2017; determine the Australian national catch allocation for that fishing season; determine the actual live weight of a statutory fishing right in the SBTF; determine undercatch/overcatch percentages for the 2017 season; and also agreed to continue the use of the 100 fish sample based transfer weighing procedure to estimate the transfer weight of Southern Bluefin Tuna
Bill Harrison knows more about bluefin tuna
The Kyodo news agency reported that the Japanese fisheries industry was also expected to propose to countries attending a meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in La Jolla, California, in early November that catches of young bluefin tuna
weighing less than 30 kg (66 pounds) be reduced by 50% in the eastern Pacific.
The scarcity of bluefin tuna
has led to increasingly higher prices all over the world.
It will also continue to monitor, together with member states, other bluefin tuna
fishing activities (small-scale fishing and using traps).
Migrating bluefin tuna
carry radiation from Japan to California
A BLUEFIN tuna
, caught off northern Japan, fetched a record 56.
Summary: The season for an ancient and spectacular tuna-fishing technique has begun off Spain's southwest coast, and fishermen fear it could soon disappear if fleets of factory ships elsewhere keep overfishing prized Atlantic bluefin tuna
55 Fastest speed, in mph, an adult bluefin tuna
can swim using its powerful, torpedo-shaped body
More than 80% of bluefin tuna
have disappeared since 1970 almost entirely due to overfishing.
According to many marine biologists, Atlantic bluefin tuna
, one of three closely related bluefin tuna
species, are in danger of going extinct within a decade if the governments of the world can't come together to ban catching and/or selling the lucrative species.
A bluefin tuna
fish sold at an auction in Tokyo netted $400,000, setting a record for highest price paid for a single fish since record keeping started in 1999, according to Reuters and other reports.
17/02/2011, GREENPEACE, AUCKLAND, NZ -- The increased quota for southern bluefin tuna
puts the species on the fast track to extinction, says Greenpeace.