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Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others. Here’s Why

Not all tuna is alike…. A new study may prompt hand wringing among you tuna poke and sushi lovers. When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught matters. In a first-of-its-kind global study, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego analyzed 117 yellowfin […]

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This Fishing Method is Wiping Out The Bluefin Tuna Population

No fish has inspired as much controversy over the past several years as the bluefin tuna. Sushi lovers, especially in Japan, love the fish’s fatty flesh and pay top dollar for prize cuts — but environmentalists say that the world’s hunger for o-toro has pushed the three species of bluefin around the world to the brink of extinction. […]

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The Fight Against Pirates and to Change the Rules of the Sea

Tuna is the oil of the Western and Central Pacific, with the region’s stock worth $5.5 billion. As unregulated fishing collapses tuna stocks elsewhere and global demand for tuna grows, the value of the fish here continues to climb. One Pacific bluefin recently sold in Japan for $1.76 million, and over the past four years, […]

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Mislabeled Fish: So What Are You Eating, Really?

Trust salmon, maybe red snapper, but not canned tuna. These are the lessons a nervous seafood eater could glean from a new study by the marine-life advocacy group Oceana. A whopping 87 percent of red snapper and 84 percent of canned “white” tuna tested was found to be mislabeled, the study found. To read more click […]

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