Tuna Collapse Making Waves
July 19, 2007 - Council on Foreign Relations - New York
By Toni Johnson
Overfishing, competition from fish farms, water pollution, and government subsidies to fishermen have brought bluefin tuna stocks to near collapse (TIME). ...International Herald Tribune columnist Philip Bowring writes: "At this rate, it will not be long before tuna is as scarce as North Atlantic cod, the first of the big fisheries to have killed itself through greed." Ellen K. Pikitch, executive director of the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, says in this CFR.org Podcast that the world has "not only reached but exceeded the limit of the sea," pointing out that there are very few fish populations left that have not been exploited. ...
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