Atlantic bluefin tuna may be getting the break they need after years of overfishing and poor management. New evidence suggests that the eastern population is beginning to bounce back from near collapse of the fishery—at least for now. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the gains could be lost if fishery managers take risky leaps, rather than responsible, cautious steps.
This collection brings together background information and current resources, which together help to tell the story of Atlantic bluefin and underscores why the population still needs protection.