A Passing of Giants?

Posted on July 17, 2008 by Charles A. Witek, TIDE

After decades of declining abundance, which saw bluefin abandon areas that had long supported viable and often heavily-prosecuted fisheries, it didn’t take a biologist to recognize that the species was in trouble and that some significant changes in management were needed. 

However, the biological, economic and political aspects of management were, individually and in the aggregate, so intricate and far-reaching that today, 40 years after the management efforts began, we are little closer to reaching a solution than we were when problems first surfaced. The bluefin population has suffered terribly in the interim.
 
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Issues: Bluefin Tuna