There are many reasons that the bluefin tuna is overfished, the biggest one? Cash. The size of this fish can be outrageous, the biggest fish ever caught over 1,500 pounds and over 12 feet. Heck, There was a 500 pound bluefin tuna Fish that sold for 1.76 millions dollars in japan. Bluefin tuna is mostly made into sushi. We need to stop the poverfishing and help these fish.
The Bluefin Tuna is the biggest Tuna fish out there, Bluefin Tuna is one of the most expensive Tuna out there aswell.. The Bluefin tuna are predators immediately after they hatch. They are extremely fast fish, they also have the sharpest vision of any bony fish. There are 3 species of Bluefin Tuna, Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern
These are the prices of the Bluefin Tuna compared to the Yellowfin tuna. As you can see, the price for a kilogram Bluefin Tuna is 6 times more then a kilogram a Yellowfin tuna. As mentioned above, Bluefin Tuna has become very expensive due to overfishing, the less fish there are, the more expensive it becomes.
Many Vessels illegally catch undersized Bluefin Tuna fish and they also deliberately misstate catch size. They use Spotter planes which is illegal and they also refigerate Tuna catch on vessels headed to Japan. This is the Black market for Bluefin Tuna. Many things are done illegally just to catch the fish.
The Bluefin Tuna is seeing a dangerous decline in numbers, a projected 80% decline in Mediterranean Bluefin tuna in 1999.. Tuna is part of a major diet for Nations like Japan, The UK, and the United States which leads to Alot of overfishing.
The Bluefin Tuna fish is being illegally fished, about 200 tonnes of bluefin Tuna. It seems like nothing will stop poeple from hunting Bluefin Tuna. Many vessels are caught illegally fishing Bluefin, One italian vessel accounted for 36 Tonnes of illegally caught Bluefin Tuna fish
In August of 2017, the Trump Administration denied the Bluefin Tuna fish the Endangered Species act, which would of helped conserve the Bluefin Tuna, instead they let the fish population fend for itself. "The Trump administration's war on the oceans has just launched another hand grenade—one that hastens the extirpation of bluefin tuna from U.S. waters and ultimately hurts fishing communities and our food supply," This will cause the bluefin to continue being overfished and traded. Alot of fishers don't care about the consequences they have on the fish, they only care about the money the fish is worth. This fish is coming dangerously close to extinction and we are doing nothing about it. We have to do something before its to late, no animal should face extinction.
Mentioned in the article, we could impose a ban on the international Trade of Bluefin Tuna fish. This would help decrease the amount of trade and the amount of fish caught for international trade. We could also give the Bluefin Tuna the Endangered species act to help conserve the animal. These are some of the solutions we can use to help This tuna fish.
This article gives great examples of Solutions. We need to avoid fish like Bluefin tuna fish, we also need to allow the populations to recover so we need to give them time so they start reproducing again. Nations could start diversifying their food and eat other types of fish instead of the endangered ones, fish like coley or lemon sole. These are some of the solutions we can use to help these fish.
As you can see, The Bluefin Tuna fish is in need of some serious help. Without or help, this Fish might go extinct in the next decade, Over fishing doesn't seem to be stopping soon, they aren't getting the endangered species act, Solutions aren't being implemented, they aren't getting the help they desperately need. We need to help them before its to late to do anything about it.