Tuna "catastrophre" in Mediterranean


Greenpeace warns that the bluefin tuna (the largest tuna species) may be perilously close to extinction in the Mediterranean. They place the blame firmly on Japan's shoulders:

"In May, Greenpeace and the WWF published a joint report which suggested that 45,000 tons of tuna were taken from the Mediterranean in each of the past two years. The official quota is 29,000 tons. Ninety per cent of the Mediterranean tuna goes to Japan, which is blamed by environmental groups for destroying tuna stocks in the Pacific and west Atlantic."

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