Letter: U.S. Congress Members Support CITES Bluefin Tuna Proposal

Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Robert Wittman (R-Va.) cosponsored a bipartisan letter urging the Obama administration to support international protections for Atlantic bluefin tuna. Since 1970, Atlantic bluefin tuna populations have declined by more than 80 percent. Without protective conservation measures, Atlantic bluefin tuna could face commercial extinction. Thirty-two Members of Congress joined the cosponsors and signed this letter.

Media Contact: Dave Bard

Topics: Oceans, Environment

Project: Global Tuna Conservation