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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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