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.
Rooftop Comedy (Feb. 4, 2015) A mom in England opened a can of tuna, and found something that definitely wasn’t tuna inside. According to the Nottingham Post, Zoe Butler was opening a can of Princes brand tuna, when she saw ... watch video
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 ... watch video
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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AFP (Jan. 5, 2015) A giant bluefin tuna sells for more than $37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish. Duration: ... watch video
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Jan. 29, 2015 Overfishing, pollution, climate change and destruction of habitats like coral reefs are all putting our seas in trouble but academics fear the risk is not being taken as seriously as concerns for the ... read more
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