Japan is the world’s biggest consumer of seafood, eating 80% of Atlantic and Pacific bluefins caught. The recession has hit sushi consumption in Japan, causing consumers to shy away from bluefins.
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas in November slashed the quota for the 2010 catch by about one-third to 13,500 tons (12,250 metric tons) — a move criticized by environmentalists as not going far enough. via Guardian UK
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