January 5, 2010
Something is missing from this article...
"Consumers are shying away from eating tuna... We are very worried about the trend."
Really? Because we are ecstatic!! This recent article came out today on Yahoo News through the Associated Press and it talks about the concern for the Japanese economy because the sale of bluefin tuna is decreasing. Nowhere in this article do they mention that bluefin tuna is an ENDANGERED SPECIES!
"Apart from the falling demand for tuna, wholesalers are worried about growing calls for tighter rules amid declining fish stocks."
The truth is, many countries back a ban on fishing of these endangered species at least temporarily so the very dwindling stock can recover. The European Union (EU) proposed a ban in September of 2009 and 6 European countries blocked it.
Here are some clips from the movie The End of the Line with some interesting information about the bluefin tuna trade:
What do you think about this article and the bluefin tuna trade?