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Bluefin tuna fails to make UN’s list of protected fish

Seriously, what the fuck?

A proposal to protect the Atlantic bluefin tuna prized in sushi was rejected at a UN wildlife meeting today.

The decision was reached after Japan, Canada and scores of poor nations opposed the measure on the grounds that banning exports of the fish would devastate fishing economies.

Monaco introduced the proposal at the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites). It argued that extreme measures are necessary because the stocks have fallen dramatically and current managing agencies have done nothing to rebuild the stocks.

Only the United States, Norway and Kenya supported the proposal outright. The European Union asked that implementation be delayed until May 2011 to give authorities time to respond to concerns about overfishing.

via The Guardian

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