Highlights / tuna

Atlantic bluefin tuna are corralled by fishing nets off the coast of Barbate, Cadiz province, southern Spain. Two studies by environmental groups say overfishing of the Atlantic continues, in part because quotas are too high. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press)

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Where have all the tuna gone?

We love tuna.  In sushi, in tins at the store, or fresh examples at the fishmongers. But in just a few years time we could be asking that opening question as global fishing of the species continues unabated. A new »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

International conference on fate of tuna, and others

There has been much concern about the fate of the world’s fish stocks in recent years. The 20th Special Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna begins today and continues for a week. It involves 50 »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Tuna quota increase surprises, dissappoints conservationists

The 19th meeting of International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concluded this week in Genoa, Italy with decision to raise quotas on bluefin tuna. Among conservationists there is great surprise and shock at the decision. The government »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Immediate action needed to save fish stocks

A new report says creating conditions for global fish stocks to recover is a win-win for environmentalists, and for commercial fisheries. However, the report co-authored by Dalhousie University biologist Jeff Hutchings, says that many of the world’s fish stocks have not »