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2010-03-01 10:52:00

WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 3 at 11 a.m. EST, the Pew Environment Group will host a press call to discuss international trade restrictions proposed for iconic marine species at the upcoming Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference. During this meeting, which takes place in Doha, Qatar from March 13 - 25, government delegates from almost 200 countries will vote on the fate of more than 40 over-exploited species...

2010-02-22 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to the European Commission's failure to reach an unqualified decision on the proposal to prohibit international trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna at the upcoming meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). "Today's 'recommendation' by the European Commission is a non-decision. Monaco...

2010-02-03 16:07:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to a declaration from France of support for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) proposal to prohibit international trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna. "The Atlantic bluefin tuna, perhaps the most iconic and valuable fish in the sea, have been overfished to the point where an international...

2010-02-03 09:20:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pucker Up - it's time to get ... 'Kist! While February has long been synonymous with the romantic Valentine's Day kiss, this month StarKist® will celebrate with its own special sentiment - the "fish-kiss." In its biggest marketing push in 10 years, StarKist announced the launch of its Have You Been StarKist?(TM) campaign. Representing a play on words, and bridging the connection between the "fish-kiss" and seafood, the Have You Been...

2009-12-18 11:02:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the devastating levels of excessive fishing to meet growing consumer demand, the members of Relais & Chateaux, an international Association of chefs and hoteliers, have agreed to make changes in how they buy seafood, including removing red tuna and other threatened species from their menus. According to international experts, by projecting the current rate of overfishing and other industry actions, fish could disappear from our...

2009-12-16 09:48:00

MONTPELIER, Vt., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cove enviro-thriller DVD released last week includes a bonus documentary "Mercury Rising" that highlights the dangers of mercury exposure. The new Cove-GotMercury online mercury-in-fish calculator was also launched with the DVD release. The Cove has mobilized people around the world to call for an end to the slaughter of 23,000 dolphins every year off the coast of Japan. The dolphin meat, containing extremely high levels of mercury,...

2009-12-10 06:50:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike commercial fishing, the major player in depleted fish populations, sport fishing makes up less than 12 percent of the global harvest. And though they are equipped with the latest tools and technology to increase their haul, today's sport fisherman embodies a surprising combination of conservation and conquest. With one eye on environmental responsibility and the other on sportsmanship, most sport fishers have adopted a plethora of sustainable fishing...

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2009-11-27 13:51:46

No matter the cost, French chefs have decided to keep bluefin tuna and any other threatened fish species off their menus. Environmentalists say bluefin tuna faces the threat of extinction because of overfishing and want its trade banned by CITES, the UN body that rules on wildlife trade. Olivier Roellinger, one of the country's greatest chefs, told AFP that with half of the fish eaten in Europe dished up in restaurants, it was high time for the food-loving nation's leading chefs to take a...

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2009-11-20 07:40:48

While most of us would never willingly consume a highly endangered species, doing so might be as easy as plucking sushi from a bento box. New genetic detective work from the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History shows that bluefin tuna is routinely plated in sushi bars sampled in New York and Colorado. A quarter of what was labeled as tuna on sushi menus was bluefin, and some was even escolar, a waxy, buttery fish often labeled "white tuna" that...

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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. The deal was struck at a meeting of the International Commission For The Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), which sets annual fishing limits in order to improve conservation of threatened species. According to the agreement, countries including the US, EU and Japan would cut their bluefin tuna fishing quotas to 13,500 tons next year. "It is a clear...


Latest Tuna Reference Libraries

Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
2014-06-13 10:37:51

The escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) is a species of fish found in tropical to temperate waters 650 to 2,900 feet in depth, around the world. It is also known as the snake mackerel, walu and sometime sold as butterfish or white tuna. It has been mislabeled in restaurants and fish markets as white tuna. In studies from 2010 to 2013, it was found that 84 percent of over 114 samples of tuna were actually escolar. However, the studies were conducted with no quality control so the accuracy...

Little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus
2013-03-28 14:07:39

The little tunny is found widespread in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It is the most common tuna and is highly migratory, with a range from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Brazil in the Western Atlantic. In the Eastern Atlantic it is found from Skagerrak to South Africa. The little tunny will form schools close to the shoreline, around inlets, and sandbars that can cover up to two miles. This fish prefers warm water and will migrate south in...

Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares
2013-01-12 07:32:33

The yellowfin tuna is found in deep off-shore water distributed worldwide in both tropical and subtropical oceans, ranging to depths of 330 ft. The yellowfin can dive to 3,500 feet or more, but generally school in depths 246 feet or less. Although the yellow fin is a deep water fish it will occasionally come to shallower water to feed when water conditions are suitable and food is abundant. Being one of the larger species of tuna the yellowfin can weigh over 400 lbs. and reach a length of...

Blackfin Tuna, Thunnus atlanticus
2012-05-22 10:43:32

The Blackfin Tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) is a species of tuna found only in the western Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to Brazil. This is the smallest species of tuna, typically growing to 39 inches in length and weighing 46 lbs. It has an oval-shaped body, black back with slight yellow on the finlets, and yellow on the sides of the body. The dietary needs of this tuna are less than for most other tuna species. It will eat the tiny larvae of king shrimp and mantis shrimp, true shrimp, and...

Albacore, Thunnus alalunga
2012-04-02 15:56:46

The Albacore, (Thunnus alalunga), also known as the Albacore Tuna, Albicore, Longfin, Albies, Pigfish, Tombo ahi, Binnaga, Pacific Albacore, German Bonito, Longfin Tuna, Longfin Tunny, and just Tuna, is a species of fish in the Scombridae family. It is the only species of tuna they is marketed as “white meat tuna” in the United States. It is found in open waters of all tropical and temperate oceans and the Mediterranean Sea. The adult Albacore measure up to 4.5 feet in length and...

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