This picture represents the story I am trying to tell because there's too many bluefin tuna in one net. It's obvious they're being overfished. The population of bluefin tuna is decreasing because of how much their being overfished.
This is a picture of Fishermen and their catch of Bluefin Tuna caught with mattanza methods in the Mediterranean. In it you can clearly see this is a really bad method to catch them because it would decrease the population rate even more than already is and faster.
In this infographic you can see that what the cause of the damage of the population is and how they illegally sell all of those fishes. The bluefin tuna are being damaged on their population stock because vessels illegally catching undersized tuna. In the other hand some vessels illegally sell they're quota to another vessel or they deal through the ranch which cuts of the profit.
Western Atlantic Bluefin has declined 83% since 1950. 85% of the world's fisheries are fully exploited, over exploited, depleted or recovering from depletion. 300,000 whales and dolphins die each year as a result of being entangled in fishing gear.
A few days after a huge bluefin tuna was worth $1.7 million in a Tokyo auction, a new stock assessment found that tuna populations in the western Pacific are down 96.4 percent.
The European Commission is seriously worried about the Atlantic and Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna which is in danger of collapse from commercial overexploitation. The EC has agreed to co-sponsor the proposal to put Bluefin Tuna on Appendix 1 of cites whcih mans that they will temporary ban for international trade to give this species a chance to recover. The EU residents will decide whether they wanna accept or reject the EC proposal at a CITES management committee on September 21. People and the WWF's Species Policy Officer think that the EC did the right decision and EU residents to heed the overwhelming scientific method and support it. The EU is trying everything they can to prevent the Bluefin Tuna for going extinct and giving them a chance to recover some f their population. The EC hopes is to see a sustainably managed Bluefin Tuna population with a healthier number.
A Japanese sushi chain boss bid a winning 74.2 million yen (£513,000) Thursday for a 212 kilogram bluefin tuna which is the second latest higher prices paid for a human sized Bluefin Tuna. This is what may be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo. Japan is the biggest consumers of torpedo-shaped Bluefin Tuna. All of this is causing a surging consumption of sushi has boosted demand , as experts think it can go extinct. There is different reports by the International Scientific Committe for Tuna Species in the North Pacific Ocean last year put the Bluefin Tuna at 2.6% of its unfinished size. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commision tightened international limits in 2015 as the species remained under threat. They are having the Bluefin Tuna under 30 kilograms from the average caught between 2002 and 2004. The population number in the Bluefin Tuna fish are not doing that good which makes it harder to find and more expensive to pay for.
In the San Francisco Bay Area there is no way you can ignore it or make it look better, we people we go crazy with raw fish.This eventually turns into a huge problem because we eat so much fish that its going to extinction. Now West Coast Scientist are looking for some solutions to the pressure off wild tuna by getting one to spawn in captivity and others to increase the Bluefin Tuna population.
Bluefin tuna are being overfished and there's nothing we can do about it besides stopping the ways we fish. Big nets on the surface of the ocean are catching too many of the fish. They don't return most of their catch.