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How Japanese sushi offensive sank move to protect sharks and bluefin tuna. By: Justin McCurry

Japan’s aggressive lobbying operation in the days before the vote will be familiar to veterans of International Whaling Committee meetings, where poor island nations vote with Japan in return for investment in their fishing industries.

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How Japanese sushi offensive sank move to protect sharks and bluefin tuna. By: Justin McCurry

Aggressive lobbying operation borrowed tactics used at whaling negotiations.

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“Try one piece:” During wildlife meeting, bluefin’s on agenda—and menu. By: Michael Casey

For months preceding this week’s CITES meeting, the Japanese lobbied governments big and small. And the night before the vote at the 175-nation group, they rolled out their secret weapon.

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