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CITES fails to protect Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization, released the following statement from campaigner María José Cornax today following the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species’ (CITES) failure to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna at the 15th Conference of the Parties: “In a clear win by short-term economic interest over the long-term health of the ocean [...]

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BlueFin Tuna Ranches inside the Mediterranean Sea

With over 70.000 tonnes caging capacity, BlueFin Tuna Ranches across the Mediterranean Sea are one of the major factors fuelling the overfishing of this species.

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The Pew Environment Group at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will meet from March 13 – 25, 2010 in Doha, Qatar. CITES, with 175 member countries, limits or prohibits international trade in endangered and threatened plants and animals. This is the first CITES Conference of the Parties to be held in the Middle East.

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Fresh From Qatar gets social

We’re working hard to get our message disseminated over the Internet and we need your help. Now our posts are being broadcasted through our Twitter account @marviva and in our Facebook Page. You can help us by following @marviva on Twitter or by joining our fans in our Facebook Page. You can always make use [...]

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EU27 Machiavellian BlueFin Tuna CITES Appendix I listing position

“This is indeed European mala-fides spin at its very best” Says BlueFin Tuna independent expert Roberto Mielgo Bregazzi.

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Get it right

Get it right. Some media have reported that an international trade ban in bluefin tuna would put in jeopardy €400 million generated annually in the Mediterranean region (which multiplies by six when an average 80 percent of the tuna is exported to Japan). This industry produces 2,300 direct jobs and 4,000 indirect jobs only in Spain –the country with the biggest fishing quota in the world.

But, what happens if the last bluefin tuna is caught? The logical deduction is this industry goes down with it.

Right now, in the Doha summit, the future of bluefin tuna is being discussed: will it be included in the Appendix I to the Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora (known as CITES), which bans its international trade?

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