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Setting sail to shut down bluefin tuna fisheries

Feature story | May 15, 2010 at 6:00

The Rainbow Warrior is heading out to confront one of the most irresponsible and destructive fishing operations in the world. Mediterranean bluefin tuna have been exploited to the brink of extinction - making them the most visible and tragic...

New allies in the oceans revolution

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | May 22, 2012

Over the past few years we’ve seen increased consumer demand for sustainable tuna products. At the moment, the best option on the shelves is pole and line caught skipjack tuna , the population of which is still relatively plentiful...

New report with old findings: We're fishing too much

Blog entry by Meaghan Krohn | July 18, 2011

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a Swiss environmental group, has released an assessment of the stocks of all 61 species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes...

Saving the bluefin tuna from the feds, and saving the feds from themselves

Blog entry by Sarah King | October 22, 2013

According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), years of overfishing – fueled by very high prices (especially in the sushi market) – have pushed bluefin tuna populations to an all time low .  As a...

Libyan conflict poses threat to tuna populations

Blog entry by Meaghan Krohn | May 24, 2011 1 comment

A recent National Geographic article detailed the interesting relationship between human conflict and fish populations. Historically, during periods of conflict, decreases in fishing activities led to sharp increases in predatory...

U.S. Fails to protect bluefin tuna. Will Canada step up?

Blog entry by Meaghan Krohn | June 21, 2011

The United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) disappointed the environmental community when it refused to take initiative and help conserve what's left of the western Atlantic bluefin tuna by listing the...

Greenpeace at the ICCAT meeting: Update 2

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 11, 2009

From behind closed doors Willie, a Greenpeace oceans campaigner in the UK and one of our representatives at the ICCAT meeting, sheds some light on ICCAT's continued failure to scientific advise and the possibility for a sea change.....

Bluefin tuna in the future means no fishing now

Blog entry by Sarah King | May 11, 2011

Lead scientists with the Committee on  the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) have recommended that bluefin tuna found and fished off Canada's east coast should be listed as an endangered species and legally protected...

EU supports ban on bluefin!

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 11, 2010

Things are looking up today for the bluefin! Some good news out of the EU Parliament yesterday as members voted in support! See a press release put out by Greenpeace in Europe yesterday below. Fisheries Commissioner backs...

Happy new year, now let's protect ocean biodiversity

Blog entry by Sarah King | January 15, 2010 1 comment

UN 2010 Calling all global fisheries agencies, I've got the perfect new year's resolution: stop the plunder of the oceans! 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. The UN is calling it "a celebration of life on earth and...

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