It’s time to stop eating endangered animals like the bluefin tuna – Science Matters

The bluefin tuna is large, fast, tasty, and rare. For those reasons, it’s highly prized by both commercial and sports fishers. The Atlantic bluefin often sells for more than $1,000 a kilogram. That’s pushed the fish even closer to the brink of extinction. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada recently recommended that the western Atlantic population of bluefin tuna be listed as endangered. The bluefin joins salmon, rockfish, sharks, loggerhead sea turtles, Atlantic cod, and many others on the list of at-risk marine species in Canada. Fishing was identified as a key factor in the decline of all these species.

Canada must protect Atlantic sharks, turtles

Media release from the David Suzuki Foundation: February 24, 2009 – The federal government must implement and enforce new methods to protect sea turtles and several shark species from Canada’s Atlantic longline swordfish and tuna fishery, according to the Ecology Action Centre and the David Suzuki Foundation. The two organizations will present a proposal Wednesday…