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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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 ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Apr. 2, 2015) A bluefin tuna is the lone survivor in a Tokyo aquarium after more than a hundred tuna died in mysterious circumstances. Roselle Chen reports.
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