Update: Odds Are Against Bluefin Recovery

Will Atlantic bluefin survive? Don’t bet on it. Last week the International Commission on the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)   lived up to its cynical moniker:  the International Conspiracy to Catch All Tuna. Meeting in Brazil, the group set next year’s bluefin catch limit at 13,500 metric tons after hearing scientific testimony that at such […]

Tuna Diplomacy

  There is a strong likelihood that someone in this generation will be the last human to eat a bluefin tuna. By most scientific accounts, the species hovers on the brink of extinction, if it hasn’t already crossed that line. Should bluefin disappear, much of the blame will go to an organization called the International […]