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Tuna battles and culinary extinctions. By:Vikram Doctor

The same collapse that is being seen with tuna, is being seen with popular Indian fish like pomfret. Not only is the total catch collapsing, but as anyone who goes to markets knows, the average size of pomfret being sold has shrunk — exactly because, as with tuna, juveniles are being caught in small meshed modern nets, and the chance of pomfret stocks to rejuvenate and replenish is being destroyed. Yet the price of pomfret has never been higher in markets and restaurants, and the trade will not stop — until, as with bluefin, it will be too late.

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Libyan rant may have sealed bluefin tuna’s fate. By The Economist

“The Libyan representative accused the FAO of serving political interests and said there was no scientific basis for the listing.”

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Timing of essence in tuna vote, and Japan is beneficiary. By: Satoshi Koreeda, Izuru Jitsumori and Toshiyuki Fukushima

An unlikely ally and impeccable timing helped Japan snatch an unlikely victory from the jaws of defeat in Doha, Qatar, at an international trade meeting.

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