Andrew Revkin has the disheartening news from the ICCAT meetings this week with insights from Carl Safina. Surprise, surprise. Tuna are still in trouble as ICCAT continues to set a quota much higher than what scientists recommend. Here is Safina's take on it all:
What's really needed is a moratorium for bluefin, and I first said that in 1991. That's the bluefin situation. I must say that based on their whole history I would have been astounded if I.C.C.A.T. had set an eastern quota that complied with the science. I'm ashamed of what they do, but no longer surprised.
The behaviour of governments here is truly pathetic. Unfortunately, tuna doesn't seem to be a sufficiently high-profile issue for public pressure to come together.
As things stand, you have to wonder if there is any future for the species.
Hey ! Les plus gros mangeurs de poissons sont...: Les poissons ! Et s'il y a une espÃ¨ce animale qui ne va pas disparaÃ®tre ce sont bien les poissons, les poissons ont tout l'avenir dans l'Ã©levage. Poissons nourris avec des cÃ©rÃ©ales et des dÃ©chets animaliers.
Pour ce qui est des quotas de pÃªche, vu que la mer appartient a tout le monde, si un pays se retient de pÃªcher ce sera un autre qui prendra sa place (!), parce que personne ne peut empÃªcher un pays de se nourrir au nom de...
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Good luck Jennifer! We'll miss the SB blog, but look forward to the new one.