Pacific Tuna Being Severely Overfished

Decades of overfishing in the Pacific have caused populations of tuna and similar species there to plummet.

The joint Japan-U.S. fisheries research organization cautions that Pacific bluefin “is near historically low levels” and being fished beyond its ability to reproduce.

Most international attention to overfishing has been focused recently on varieties in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.

But overfishing to meet the demand for sushi has put all of the world’s fish in the mackerel, tuna and bonito family on the endangered list.

Sushi shops in Japan will pay well over $1 million for a single bluefin tuna to increase prestige.



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