Video: The Inside Story Of The Plight Of Bluefin Tuna

October 1st’ ‘Inside Story’ on Al Jazeera TV was all about the collapse of bluefin tuna stock in the Mediterannean. The 25 minute programme provided a facinating insight into the politics and greed of the serious overfishing which has left bluefin on the verge of extinction.

Besides featuring an excellent interview with Greenpeace campaigner Willie MacKenzie, it also explains how a CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) listing could help protect the threatened species by adding it to the priority list of endangered animals.

Plus there are interviews with representatives of the Italian and Spanish tuna fishermen most responsible for overfishing Mediterranean tuna to the edge of extinction. They are utterly unrepentant – instead of facing up to the consequences of their collective actions they insist on blaming everyone but themselves.

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One Response to “Video: The Inside Story Of The Plight Of Bluefin Tuna”

  1. on 04 Dec 2015 at 7:53 am Brandon

    Ummm conservation trgiae?Or limited conservation resources?Mike, even I knew this, hence the bet, which I will double down on today if you’re interested?We will loose the Bluefin, it’s written on the wall and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.Sorry about that, too many mouths, too much profit, too few likeable enforcement ideas and far too many tin pot govs involved in the fisheries management of this tasty critter.If you want to get ahead of the game, document HOW this species is being lost and the losing playbook that is being employed to save the tuna.You can run that when the next species goes out and hopefully get ahead of the curve.In the U.S 60% of all fish consumed are now farmed, that number will be at 80% by 2030.Food for thought.

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