Fact Sheet

U.S. Congress Members Support CITES Bluefin Tuna Proposal

  • February 22, 2010
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.