Bluefin Tuna Reveal Global Ocean Patterns of Mercury Pollution

Bluefin tuna, a long-lived migratory species that accumulates mercury as it ages, can be used as a global barometer of the heavy metal and the risk posed to ocean life and human health, according to a study by Rutgers and other institutions. 

New Flawed MSC Certification of Bluefin Tuna Risks Reaching the Mediterranean Market, Warns WWF

November 2, 2020 World Wide Fund For Nature

WWF sent a public letter to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) raising concerns over the certification of the French SATHOAN bluefin tuna fishery operating in the Mediterranean Sea. This is the second bluefin tuna fishery to be awarded with what WWF believes is a premature certification.

Japanese Bluefin Tuna Fishery Now Certified as Sustainable

A Japanese longline bluefin tuna fishery, Usufuku Honten Co. Ltd, has formally become the first in the world to achieve certification to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable fishing, and is the seventh MSC certified fishery based in Japan.

Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery Set to Become First to Gain MSC-Certification as Sustainable

A Japanese longline fishery is set to become the first bluefin tuna fishery to achieve certification to the Marine Stewardship Council’s global standard for sustainable fishing.

Once Robust, Bluefin Tuna Fishery Is In Economic Freefall

Cape and Island fishermen like Mr. Coppenrath agree that the heyday of the commercial tuna industry has long since passed. And many fishermen have moved into more reliable, and perhaps less exciting, markets.