This week’s Fish4Life Challenge Theme is Tuna. Read on to find out more about this amazing fish and how it is affected by fishing.
Unfortunately, due to their popularity as food, tuna populations have been drastically reduced by fishing – some as much as 90%. Although there are many Management plans for tuna, some species of tuna are still being overfished. In fact, Southern Bluefin Tuna, whose migratory route includes Australia, are critically endangered (IUCN Redlist), yet are still being fished.
MOVIE – Danielle, Marine Mammals Supervisor, Taronga Zoo, talks about Tuna.
Footage Courtesy of Ovation Media has been sourced from the Documentary “The End of the Line”. Click here to find out more.Other photos and images are provided courtesy of the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and Greenpeace.
So what can you do?Greenpeace’s guide to canned tuna.
Find out more about the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).