January 10, 2013

Tuna Numbers Fall By Over 96 Percent

Kieran Mulvaney, Discovery News

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The Pacific bluefin tuna population has declined by 96.4 percent since fishing began, according to a just-released scientific assessment.

The assessment was made by the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC), a body established in 1995 to provide scientific advice to the region's fishery management bodies.

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TAGGED: Conservation, Overfishing, Fishing, Tuna