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Japan lands a death sentence for the bluefin. By: Charles Clover

What followed was not pretty. Japan and the fishing nations inflicted a stunning defeat on the conservationist countries, which had wanted to ban international trade in bluefin tuna. Japan’s victory, against the weight of scientific opinion, not only raises the question of whether the bluefin can survive but also whether rationality can ever prevail in preventing endangered species from being obliterated.

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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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The bluefin disaster – if they needed our help why didn’t they ask? By: Charles Clover

So in short, if they had so little idea what they were doing, why on
Earth didn’t ministers and officials ask civil society for more help?
It is now time for Parliamentarians and Congressmen to press
these questions

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Fishing nations crush Monaco and EU’s proposals to ban bluefin trade. By: Charles Clover in Doha

It was an ambush.
Fishing nations, led by Libya, ruthlessly voted down proposals to ban international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna at the meeting of 115 parties to the Convention on International Trade on Endangered Species this afternoon.

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STOP PRESS – Monaco and EU proposals on bluefin are voted down

Last minute from Charles Clover. More soon. STOP PRESS – Monaco and EU proposals on bluefin are voted down.

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La diplomacia del atún rojo en acción en Doha

El domingo, la delegación japonesa organizó un encuentro con países africanos. “Estamos acostumbrados”, contó un delegado africano. “Ellos hacen lo mismo antes de cada comisión ballenera. La última vez, llevaron incluso a diez delegados de Guinea a Chile, con todos los gastos pagados”

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Japan needs solution to save bluefin tuna: Monaco envoy to confab+

The Monaco representative at the international conference to conserve endangered wildlife in Doha, Qatar, says Japan lacks specific measures to conserve bluefin tuna and should come up with steps that would satisfy signatory states.

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Atún rojo: Mónaco preocupado por "lobbying" de Japón y Túnez

El principado de Mónaco, país que propuso suspender el comercio internacional de atún rojo en el Atlántico Norte y el Mediterráneo, se mostró preocupado por el “lobbying” de Japón y los esfuerzos de Túnez buscando apoyo de la Liga Árabe contra la medida.

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Tonyina fresca de Doha por: Raul Romeva

Comença a Doha la recta final per decidir el futur de la Tonyina Vermella. Vaja, de fet, per decidir si aquesta espècie tindrà futur o simplement la deixem morir definitivament (quin gran error i quina gran irresponsabilitat que seria si passés això segon!!!!!!).

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Propuesta de Monaco para incluir al Atún Rojo (Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)) en el Apéndice I de CITES de acuerdo con el Artículo II 1 de la Convención

A virtual population analysis of the East Atlantic and the Mediterranean stock conducted in 2008 by ICCAT scientists based upon estimated catches, which addressed the period 1955-2007, yielded an estimate for spawning stock biomass in 2007 of 78,724 tonnes. This contrasts with the biomass peak estimated for 1958 at 305,136 t, and with the 201,479 t estimated for 1997. The absolute extent of decline over the 50-year historical period ranging from 1957 to 2007 is estimated at 74.2%, the bulk of which (60.9%) was in the last 10 years.

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