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2009-07-28 14:10:00

The increase in demand for bluefin tuna has resulted in a call from Monaco and CITES to place Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna on the world's endangered species list.Monaco and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) claim that the increased demand for bluefin tuna has caused the species' population to decline in the Atlantic and Mediterranean during the past 10 years.Monaco said the bluefin population in the west Atlantic has...

2009-07-27 14:00:00

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With deadlines, holidays, and job searching, along with many other activities and errands, it seems as if buying a quick sandwich from the deli is the simplest option, and at a few dollars a day, it may not seem like much but it adds up. People spend hundreds of dollars eating out every month, hitting tight budgets. According to Fast Food Nation, Americans spend over $110 billion on fast food, more than they'll spend on movies, books,...

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2009-07-02 14:00:00

Scientists in Japan say they will breed a new "super-tuna" in the next ten years that will be stronger, more resistant to disease and taste better than the bluefin presently in the oceans, The Telegraph reported. Stocks of bluefin are currently in a global decline, but the scientists say the new super-tuna would be farm-raised to meet surging demand around the world for the traditional Japanese delicacy. University researchers are working closely with Japan's Fisheries Research Agency to...

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2009-05-27 12:50:00

Restaurant chain Nobu has added warnings to the menus of its London locations advising patrons not to order the bluefin tuna because it is endangered. The Japanese food chain altered its menu to include a note informing customers that the fish, which is included in meals that sell for up to $51.46, is environmentally challenged and requests the patrons ask your server for an alternative, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. Despite the warnings, foods containing bluefin tuna remain on the...

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2009-05-13 07:35:00

Current fishing quotas threaten the sustainability of fish stocks, warranting the need for sizeable cuts next year to more moderate levels, the European Commission proposed on Tuesday.  According to AFP, EU Fisheries Commissioner Joe Borg advocated allowable catch reductions of "at least 25 percent" for the species most at risk, yet the commission's own scientific committee suggests fishing be terminated altogether.  "Slow progress has been made in stock recovery since the 2002...

2009-05-03 12:51:51

A new landmark study published May 1 documents for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make their way into the North Pacific Ocean and as a result contaminate tuna and other seafood. Because much of the mercury that enters the North Pacific comes from the atmosphere, scientists have predicted an additional 50 percent increase in mercury in the Pacific by 2050 if mercury emission rates continue as...

2009-05-01 16:23:00

Researchers tested ocean water, did not measure mercury in any actual fish WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study about mercury in the Pacific Ocean is completely irrelevant to consumers who eat tuna and other marine fish, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) said today. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists, whose work was published today in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles, tested only ocean water, not fish. Despite the lack of any new data on...

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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. At the current rate in which fishing practices are moving, the bluefin breeding population will disappear by 2012, said WWF. The report shows a significant decline in the population of breeding tunas over the past decade. It concludes that the entire population will be wiped out completely if fisheries managers continue...

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2009-04-03 10:45:00

A new study shows that the population of false killer whales in waters close to Hawaii seems to have declined significantly over the past 20 years, the Associated Press reported.The report said that the dolphin species are likely dropping due to the declining food supplies and their tendency to get caught and injured on the longline fishing lines from commercial fishing vessels that can span 50 miles.Environmental activists recently sued the federal government for allegedly failing to prevent...

2009-03-16 07:00:00

New Entity Announces Initial Actions MCLEAN, Va., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eminent marine scientists, major figures in the non-profit environmental community and leaders of the seafood industry have joined forces to establish the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), a non-profit organization developed to respond to the growing threats to global tuna populations. Through this unique and unprecedented partnership, ISSF aims to undertake science-based initiatives...


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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