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The Pacific bluefin tuna, fished relentlessly for decades, is in trouble.
A report issued this week by fisheries scientists on behalf of fishing nations, including the United States and Japan, shows that decades of uncontrolled overfishing have left stocks vulnerable, with conservationists warning that there is a real possibility of their collapse.
“The responsible thing to do is to stop the fishing until effective management measures are in place that will ensure a reversal of the population decline,” said Amanda Nickson, director of global tuna conservation at the Pew Environment Group.
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