Pacific bluefin tuna just can't catch a break. Even after a study last year showed fish numbers to have plummeted to just 4 percent of former levels, overfishing of this rare species continues. The few limits that have been adopted by various countries have proven too weak.
In April 2014 the Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition urging the National Marine Fisheries Service to add Pacific bluefin tuna to a list of imperiled species that must be released immediately if caught. But so far the agency has failed to act. And while other sectors such as the sport fishery are considering limits, what's needed is a full ban to reverse the mass decline.
Take action -- demand that the Pacific Fishery Management Council bring a stop to the catch of Pacific bluefin tuna.
May 20, 2014 Action Alert ID# 146
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