Bluefin Tuna Black Market and Overfishing

Bluefin tuna

A recent investigation uncovered an international black market for threatened bluefin tuna.

According to the World Wildlife Fund:

New data seen by conservation organisations WWF and Greenpeace reveals that documentation for 2010 bluefin tuna catches in the Mediterranean Sea is as riddled with rule-flouting and inadequacies as ever before. Cases include catches totally escaping documentation, fishing vessels being misidentified and numerous violations in transferring catches to tuna fattening cages.

You can read more about the bluefin tuna investigation over on our sister site, Planetsave.

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