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Video:Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: Giants of the Canadian Maritimes

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Western Atlantic bluefin tuna may soon be listed by the Canadian government as an endangered species. Yet that same government is pushing to raise catch limits for this severely depleted fish. Bluefin experts urge caution & explain why international fis

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JL A (281)
Friday November 22, 2013, 11:03 pm
Western Atlantic bluefin tuna may soon be listed by the Canadian government as an endangered species. Yet that same government is pushing to raise catch limits for this severely depleted fish. Bluefin experts urge caution and explain why international fisheries managers should not increase current fishing limits.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 12:38 am
Fishermen are a menace as is our population. Eat more greens and relax on the tuna and all other fish. Thx JL

SuSanne P (193)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 3:39 am
"WE'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING SPECIES FOR THE GENERATIONS TO COME!" I could go on a rant forever being born in Newfoundland, but I won't. I will say I carried a little card in my wallet for years (forget which org.) that listed the endangerment of every fish and location...just to mention...while friends or family were ordering meals. The only half good thing is hearing it may go on the Endangered Species list...BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN much.
Sorry to rant JL, I thank you dearly for the news.

. (0)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 7:01 am
I can't figure that one out Ms. J. If they're considering listing it why are they raising catch limits on it? I love tuna but I haven't had it in years due to the mercury levels and other reasons.

. (0)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 7:12 am
Great video, JL. Thanks for sharing.

JL A (281)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 8:07 am
You are welcome Natasha, SuSanne and Laura. It is indeed puzzling Michael. Is it doublespeak? Is it a version of "wanting your cake and eating it too?" Is it an example of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing?

Kit B (276)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 9:30 am

This is but one of the marine species in grave danger. We have to ban and suspend for many years the commercial fishing industries. Our oceans need time to rest and regenerate the damage we have done. I'm not say no fishing at all, but much smaller operations are needed.

Very informative video - thanks J L.

Michael O (176)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 10:02 am
Anything that Harper and his minions do with regard to environmental issues must be carefully scrutinized. These guys don't give a damn about these issues; they just want to spin it so that it looks like they're doing something constructive and then get back to promoting their tar sands agenda.

JL A (281)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 10:10 am
You are right and welcome Kit (but it is too soon for me to send another star I'm told!)

Bob hardly here P (394)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 10:42 am
thanks for the article

JL A (281)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 10:50 am
You are welcome Bob

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 11:22 am

Roger G (154)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 12:23 pm
noted, thanks

Birgit W (160)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 2:52 pm
No wonder they are going to be endangered. The Japanese pay a fortune for them.

Manel Dias (20)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 7:55 pm
Please save these Blue fish tuan. They are one of the coolest type of fish & the future generations need to experience their excistance too. Noted & signed.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 6:00 am
I agree Natasha and JL.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 7:29 am
It's seems that they are really stupid up there where they make the decisions in Canada. The species is endangered and if they raise the quota there will be no tuna to fish anymore, so what is their problem????

Mitchell D (87)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 6:14 pm
I was thinking it is right hand/left hand, myself.
Nonetheless, given that there may be big money to be made, I won't bet on a good outcome for the tuna.

Melania P (122)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 9:12 am
Beautiful! That is why I donīt eat tuna, never.
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