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Why do we have a World Tuna Day?

One of the most incredible predators in our ocean is in danger of being lost. Pacific Bluefin tuna populations have been in jeopardy for years and new allegations of illegal and overfishing activity by Japanese fleets create a… Read More
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Fishing Gear 101: Greenstick Gear and Buoy Gear – An Innovative Way to Fish for Tuna and Swordfish

**Feature photo is a greenstick fishing boat. Credit: NOAA.  Consumers often ask us to describe various types of fishing gear and explain which ones cause the most destruction to the ocean. Another frequent question is why our seafood… Read More
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Efforts To Save Sea Turtles May Kill Sharks

Eric Gilman, tuna fisheries expert and Safina Center Fellow, has been studying how to reduce the bycatch or incidental catch of ocean animals in tuna longline fisheries for almost two decades. Recently, Eric and several colleagues looked at how… Read More
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