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Pacific bluefin tuna heading towards extinction

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: The Pacific Bluefin Tuna, a fish used in sushi and sashimi dishes, is at risk of extinction as the global food market places "unsustainable pressure" on the species and others, a conservation body has warned. The tuna joined the Chinese pufferfish, American eel, Chinese cobra and Australian black grass-dart butterfly on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) "red list" of threatened species. "Each update of this…Read More

WWF, Maldives sign deal to save tuna fish

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The World Wide Fund for Nature, Pakistan, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture and the government of Maldives, through its Marine Research Centre (MRC) in order to support Maldives in its efforts to provide sustainable management of tuna fish in the Indian Ocean during the next three years. The agreement aims to extend technical and institutional support for the development and conservation of Maldives’ marine…Read More

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