Japan Takes Lead in Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Battle

Publication: Agence France Presse

Author: Marlowe Hood

11/19/2010 - Japan took centre stage Friday at talks on the future of Atlantic bluefin tuna, issuing a call for negotiators to respect science and crack down on renegade fishing.

Facing declining stocks and over-exploitation of a fish prized in Japan as gourmet sashimi and sushi, Tokyo issued a sharp warning to bluefin-trawling nations on the Mediterranean rim.


"On tuna and sharks, what Japan is saying and putting in writing is great, now they have to deliver," said Sue Lieberman, policy director for the Pew Environment Group. "Much more needs to be done."

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