Charlie Buttrey

September 8, 2021

There’s a lot of bad environmental news out there, so how about a sip of good news?

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, ten years of enforcement of regional fishing regulations has resulted in four commercially-fished tuna species being placed on a significant path to recovery, demonstrating that it is possible to engage in large-scale tuna harvesting in a sustainable way.

The recent survey revealed that

– Atlantic bluefin tuna moved from Endangered to Least Concern

– Southern bluefin tuna moved from Critically Endangered to Endangered

– Albacore and yellow fin tunas both moved from Near Threatened to Least Concern

– Pacific bluefin tuna moved from Vulnerable to Near Threatened

So go ahead: enjoy that tuna melt.

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