Bye-Bye Bluefin

It was great while it lasted. This week, at a meeting in Qatar, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) took a big step toward making sure that Atlantic bluefin tuna will no longer be classified as endangered. Instead, the species soon may be classified as extinct. Under intense lobbying pressure from Japan, […]

Obama Administration Supports Protection for High-Profile Bluefin, But Will Anybody at CITES Speak out on Behalf of Equally Endangered Sharks?

News this week that the United States had come out in support of giving endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna protection under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) was hailed as a major victory by environmental groups. “The Obama administration’s decision to support a CITES Appendix I listing of Atlantic bluefin […]

“An International Disgrace” Tuna Commission is Mismanaging Atlantic Albacore into Extinction

Atlantic albacore tuna have long paddled in the shadow of their bigger, more expensive, and more endangered cousins, Atlantic bluefin tuna. Now, “the forgotten tuna” is finally getting some respect, but for all the wrong reasons. Speaking at the Seafood Choices Alliance’s Seafood Summit in Paris last weekend, Phil Kline, Senior Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace said, […]