1 Tahrcountry Musings: Mediterranean Sea – Threat to Bluefin Tuna

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Mediterranean Sea – Threat to Bluefin Tuna

Blufefin Tuna is under threat in Mediterranean due to over fishing. According to WWF sources it is a real crisis for Bluefin Tuna in the Mediterranean. It is estimated that 45,000-50,000 tonnes of bluefin tuna were caught in 2004, well beyond the 32,000 tonne quota allowed by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). Current levels of fishing are 2.5 times higher than the Bluefin Tuna populations can sustain. WWF says unless something concrete is not done we will soon reach commercial extinction of Bluefin Tuna


Dana said...

Fascinating and sad information. What do you or the Commission people suggest people do to solve the problem?

tahrman said...

The best thing we can do is to pressure governments to stick to quotas which aim to keep fish stocks viable.