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Is it ethical to eat Bluefin Tuna?

StriperGuy | Jan 26, 2011 06:45 AM

On the Boston board there was discussion of whether Atlantic Bluefin should be eaten.

The Monterrey aquarium says no:

Personally I love to fish, and I love to eat bluefin tuna, though I've never caught one.

But I feel, like the cod fishery, that the bluefin fishery is on the verge of total collapse.

I just spent 20 min. wading through piles of ICAAT data which in the end is gobbledy gook.

Bottom line: as recently as the early 1990s is was not uncommon to catch Alantic Bluefin in excess of 1,200 pounds. Noone catches fish bigger than 400 pounds with any frequency these days. That has to be an indication of the health of the fishery.

I really feel it is no longer acceptable to catch or eat bluefin tuna anywhere in the world.

Heck, it's not just enethical, it is unsustainable. I personally don't want Bluefin Tuna to go the way of the atlantic cod fishery, or the west coast sardine/anchovy fishery.

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