Activism: the great bluefin tuna boycott

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Bluefin tuna. Photo by: NOAA.

The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a bluefin tuna boycott after the fish’s regulatory body, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT), failed to drastically limit the catch this year. The group has also created a facebook page.

“These magnificent marine creatures, famous for their race car-like speeds, are being severely overfished—in fact, the Atlantic bluefin tuna population has been reduced by more than 80 percent since industrial fishing practices began,” states a message from the CBD. Given its stark population declines, the fish is currently listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List.

To read more about the bluefin tuna:

Thousands pledge to boycott restaurants serving bluefin tuna

History repeats itself: the path to extinction is still paved with greed and waste

Author: jlhance

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