Bluefin Tuna: Who's to Blame?

Publication: Agence France-Presse

11/27/2010 - As dozens of nations meeting in Paris grope for a way to save the Atlantic bluefin tuna without destroying the billion-dollar industry built on its gleaming back, a question haunts the debate: who's most to blame for driving the species to the brink of collapse?


But fault lays more with governments that looked the other way than with the men who took to sea, argues Sue Lieberman, policy director for the Washington-based Pew Environment Group.

"Of course many fishermen cheated. If there's a speed limit but you know that you will never get a ticket, wouldn't you speed?", she said.

"But they are cheating with boats their governments gave them money to build," she added.

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