NGO Guide to ICCAT Scientific Committee's Advice on the Listing of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Under CITES Appendix I

Publication - 27 October, 2009
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concludes that atlantic bluefin tuna stocks are sufficiently low to qualify for CITES Appendix I listing as an endangered species.

Executive summary: This report, co-authored by Greenpeace, WWF and the Pew Environmental Group, is a guide to the expert opinion given on whether atlantic bluefin tuna should be listed as endangered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as proposed by the Principality of Monaco. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)'s scientific committee tasked with producing an opinion, concluded that with both eastern and western stocks at 15 percent below their historical baseline, atlantic bluefin tuna does fully qualify for CITES Appendix I listing.

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Captive bluefin tuna inside a transport cage. The cage is being towed by a tug from fishing grounds in Libya to Tuna farms in Sicily.

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