08/09/2010 - Talk about majesty of the seas. The bluefin is surely the king of tuna - an awesome powerhouse of muscle, speed, and endurance.
Yet it has been so overfished that some predict it may never recover. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - the only known spawning ground for the population in the Western Atlantic - has heightened concerns.
Advocates say longlines help fishermen target species more accurately by, say, changing the size of the hook.
But they do catch sea turtles and bluefins, says Lee Crockett, director of federal fisheries policy for the Pew Environment Group.
Read the entire article GreenSpace: What You Can Do to Help the Endangered Tuna on The Philadelphia Inquirer's Web site