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Tuna

Tuna are several species of ocean-dwelling fish in the family Scombridae, mostly in the genus Thunnus.

Tuna is a popular seafood.

Some varieties of tuna, such as the bluefin are endangered due to overfishing.

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AFP (Nov. 18, 2013) — Conservationists meet in Cape Town Monday to discuss ways to protect the bluefin tuna population, which has been decimated by illegal fishing. Bluefin tuna can sell for over 10,000 US dollars per fish, due to a growing demand for sushi.
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Australia: From Tuna Hunter to Sushi Saver

Australia: From Tuna Hunter to Sushi Saver

Deutsche Welle (Apr. 30, 2012) — Bluefin tuna are threatened by extinction as the global appetite for the fish soars. A fishing ban is unlikely, so one solution is to breed the fish in underwater cages. But they're not easy to rear in captivity. In Australia, German-born Hagen Stehr is working to mimic natural living conditions of the fish in his onshore farm. The idea is to create an artificial model of the journey to their spawning grounds in order to trick the fish into reproducing.
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Blue Fin Tuna Threatened With Extinction

Blue Fin Tuna Threatened With Extinction

Deutsche Welle (Jan. 31, 2012) — Conservation organizations fear that the blue fin tuna is on the brink of extinction. The fish is on the "Red List of Threatened Species” published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and experts say illegal overfishing is the cause.
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Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Crossed the Pacific

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Crossed the Pacific

AP (May 30, 2012) — Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away.
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