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2010-03-14 08:25:00

The head of the UN Wildlife trade organization said on Saturday that Atlantic bluefin tuna is in crisis and meets the criteria for a total ban on international trade.

2009-12-10 11:38:04

New findings cast uncertainty on previous population size assessments for the severely overfished white marlin and call for reassessment of international recovery efforts.

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2009-11-16 12:25:00

The EU Commission has announced an agreement among 45 countries to lower the annual catch quota for threatened bluefin tuna in the Atlantic.

2009-11-15 16:08:00

PORTO DE GALINHAS, Brazil, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After meeting for ten days, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) refused to end fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna.

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2009-11-06 05:45:00

Established to protect Atlantic tuna, an international fisheries group has actually driven the bluefin tuna to the brink of extinction, environmentalists announced Thursday.

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2009-04-14 10:59:17

Atlantic bluefin tuna are in danger of being completely wiped out within the next three years due to overfishing, according to a report from conservation group WWF on Tuesday.

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2008-11-25 16:15:00

In a move environmental groups called a “mockery of science”, nations with involvement in trading Mediterranean bluefin tuna voted to maintain catches at levels nearly 50 percent above “safe” levels.

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2008-10-29 08:10:00

Atlantic sharks may have hope for the future thanks to an international team of scientists who want to ban the catching of eight species.

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2008-10-14 14:29:02

Major calls for temporary closure of a Mediterranean tuna fishery business have been backed by major tuna-fishing nations, as they have been branded a "disgrace" by a recent expert report.


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