Atlantic bluefin tuna crisis

Briefing

Publication - 28 May, 2010
The bluefin crisis is the result of decades of destructive over-fishing by purse seine and longline fishing operations. These fishing methods, which take too many fish too fast, have left the Atlantic bluefin unable to recover, forcing responsible artisanal fishing operations to have to halt bluefin fishing. Greenpeace has consistently joined the call by scientists to halt this fishing and create marine reserves- including in Spain’s Balearics and in the Sicilian Channel, to allow bluefin and our oceans restore themselves to health.