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Tell Amazon: Stop Selling Bluefin Tuna

Action: Save Our Oceans

January 8, 2014   Action Alert ID# 128

 

Bluefin tuna made world headlines again this weekend with the annual auction in Tokyo of the year's first bluefin tuna. The fish, which sold for about $70,000 U.S., showcases the plight of bluefin tuna worldwide: Instead of being thrown a lifeline, these fish are tragic poster children for conspicuous consumption.

Although this price is a steep drop from the $1.76 million last year's auction garnered, unsustainable fishing continues to be a serious problem. Repeated international attempts to prohibit trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna have failed, most recently in 2010, as politicians bowed to industry interests. Meanwhile scientists discovered in 2013 that populations of Pacific bluefin tuna have declined by 96.4 percent compared to unfished levels.

It's time for consumers to take matters into our own hands. Do you ever use Amazon for online shopping? Did you know bluefin tuna is available there, frozen and in cans?

The Center for Biological Diversity's Bluefin Boycott has provided the grassroots backbone for petitions to protect these imperiled fish since November 2010, but confirmation of our worst fears for Pacific bluefin tuna in 2013 means we need to do more.

Act now to ask Amazon and its wholesalers to stop selling bluefin tuna.

January 8, 2014   Action Alert ID# 128

 

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