WWF has canvased the restaurant and chef community in China asking them to not participate in the bidding process for bluefin tuna in 2010. This is most welcome, as the Atlantic biomass cannot afford another superpower nation adopting the bluefin as a delicacy. Here is the full post and link to the official letter.
Added by John LoGioco on December 30, 2009 at 8:04pm —
Can a catch share structure help or hurt the US bluefin tuna commercial fleet? Can catch shares create a better structure for self-management of the stocks by the fishermen? Here is a look at a conversation still brewing between heads of the US commercial fleet and members of this network on this very issue. As we know, NOAA has a keen eye for catch share programs. However there is considerable… Continue
Kieran Larkin from Prince Edward Island had the stand up icon Dennis Braid from Braid Products up this year to get in on the bluefin hand feeding bonanza. Here's a video that anyone who likes bluefin tuna will enjoy. Look for a video from Braid this… Continue
Added by John LoGioco on December 20, 2009 at 8:54am —
This week the United Nations' Food & Agricultural Organization stated that the data on Atlantic Bluefin tuna does qualify for a CITES (Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendix II listing. This is actually a significant event leading up to the next CITES meeting in Qatar in March 2010. Since there are three types… Continue