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Sep 30th
2009

EU Fails to List Bluefin Tuna as an Endangered Species

There’s been a lot of back and forth with European nations grappling over whether they should list Atlantic bluefin tuna under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), a move that would allow this dwindling species to recover.  Well, the decisions are in and unfortunately the EU has decided to back out of what would have been a substantial step in the right direction for Atlantic bluefin tuna recovery.

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Posted in:   Policy, Seafood



Sep 23rd
2009

Culture, Livelihood and Dollar $igns – How the lack of bluefin tuna might be changing local politics in Japan

bluefin-tuna_greenpeaceThis is the story of Oma, Japan – a nondescript, seafaring, coastal community whose main source of revenue is bluefin tuna.  But what separates Oma from most of the region is its call for greater regulation of fishing catches in response to record declines in bluefin tuna – a point of view not shared by the majority of the nation.

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Posted in:   Seafood




Sep 17th
2009

Non-Healthy Seafood

There are numerous healthy benefits of eating seafood. Fish and shellfish contain high levels of protein and essential nutrients and low levels of saturated fat.  “Oily” fish like mackerel, sardines, and wild salmon are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can promote neurological development, and reduce cardiovascular disease and growth of some cancers.

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Posted in:   Seafood