Endangered Tuna

Endangered Tuna

Endangered Tuna

As top predators with few natural enemies, bluefin tuna once enjoyed long lifespans in thriving oceans.
However, over the past 80 years, overfishing led to an estimated 80% to 90% population reduction.
Consumers seek out this highly prized delicacy in the form of sushi and sashimi,
resulting in enormous payouts for tuna fisheries, with a single bluefin tuna selling for over three million dollars. 
Although various countries and agencies continue to advocate for better policies,
all three bluefin tuna species remain on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
 In this post, we’ll answer the question of “is tuna an endangered species” while exploring the history of bluefin tuna and the actions taken to preserve the species.
Source: Tulane Univercity

Endangered Tuna

Endangered Tuna

Bluefin tuna are an ocean-going fish that grow up to 10 feet long and can weigh as much as 1,200 pounds.
Source: Save Bluefin Tuna