Resistance to Bluefin Ban is Futile

The European Commission has agreed to list the bluefin tuna as an endangered species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) as long as a scientific report due in November shows that the fish is still endangered. European commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries Joe Borg says the situation for the fish has “improved considerably,” but I don’t think a lot is going to happen in two months to make the population sustainable, so chances for the fish to be listed are hopefully good. Borg also said fishermen who resist the ban will be assimilated. (OK, so he actually said they might be given financial help to leave the industry. I’m letting my new set of ST: TNG commemorative plates get the better of me.) Read the full story in the European Voice.

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