Shortage In Bluefin Tuna Could Mean Some Types Of Japan's Favorite Food May Get Rarer
December 17, 2007 - CBS EVENING NEWS with Katie Couric
(CBS) ...Bluefin tuna, the centerpiece of Japanese sushi, is being loved to extinction bite by bite. Ellen Pitkitch, from the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, said: "We really have a chance of totally losing this fish."
Pikitch, a fishery researcher, said international fishing quotas enacted to protect the bluefin are too weak and hard to enforce.
Click to read the full article and play video : Bill Whitaker reports from Tokyo on the looming sushi crisis.