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BLUEFIN TUNA SOLD FOR $1.7 MILLION! - 06/20/2013
Longline Fishing Is Wiping Out The Bluefin Tuna In a Huffington Post article yesterday, the plight of the bluefin tuna was discussed, click here . Basically, bluefin tuna populations are falling all over the world. And this disaster has caused the price of the bluefin to go way up – with an all-time record set earlier this year in Tokyo at US $1.7 million for a 489 Ib. fish. However, this auction smells fishy and might be just a publicity stunt to capitalize on the controversy surrounding the plight of the bluefin. C'mon, who can make a profit on a $1.7 million fish? The problem is, this stunt puts further pressures on the embattled bluefin as armies of fishermen rush out in their boats to catch even more of this precious fish to make a fortune. As a result, over fishing and illegal fishing are inevitable. The "blue-gold rush". ~ This bogus price will only increase more fishing of the bluefin. In the Huffington Post article, a method of fishing call pelagic longline fishing is discussed. This and other methods such as drift-netting are decimating the bluefin, which has dropped in numbers by 70% in just three decades in the Atlantic. Longline fishing is literally a curtain of death. This is a main line can stretch for over 40 miles, and there are thousands of shorter (branch) lines with baited hooks that are attached across the main line's length – trapping any creature that comes across it.

BLUEFIN TUNA SOLD FOR $1.7 MILLION!



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