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Conservationists Discuss Ways to Protect Bluefin Tuna

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November 18, 2013
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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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