Tuna is Disappearing From our Oceans

Page - April 17, 2009
The World's Favorite Fish is Disappearing Before Our Eyes

Tuna is one of the world's favorite fish. It provides a critical part of the diet for millions of people, as well as being at the core of the world's luxury sashimi markets. But, did you know that globally tuna stocks are under threat?

Stocks of the most iconic and valuable tuna, like bluefin, bigeye, yellowfin and albacore are on the brink of collapse. Our appetite for tuna is pushing the fish closer and closer to extinction. As more and more people consume tuna there has been a surge in the number and capacity of tuna-fishing vessels across the world. As tuna becomes scarcer, the fishing fleets are fishing further and further from their home ports and are squeezing the last remaining tuna out of the ocean.

 


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