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Japan says it won't comply with possible tuna ban
AP via YahooNews ^ | Mar 5, 2010 | SHINO YUASA

Posted on 03/05/2010 2:58:33 PM PST by Daffynition

TOKYO – Japan will not comply if a ban is imposed on international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, prized by Japanese for sushi, a senior official said after the United States threw its support behind the move ahead of a crucial vote.

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(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: tuna


1 posted on 03/05/2010 2:58:33 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
Very tasty!


2 posted on 03/05/2010 3:11:44 PM PST by doodad
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To: Daffynition

Nice title.


3 posted on 03/05/2010 3:17:05 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Thanks. Are you making fun of my handicap? B/C I stutter. A lot. ;)


4 posted on 03/05/2010 3:20:01 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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5 posted on 03/05/2010 3:22:52 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Daffynition; Flyer; Eaker; dix; Allegra; TheMom; thackney
Are you making fun of my handicap? B/C I stutter. A lot. ;)

Certainly not!

One of my dearest FRiends, Flyer, stuttered like a machine gun and I remain true to him even after his death! God rest him.

6 posted on 03/05/2010 3:23:33 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Daffynition

Refreshing title actually -
Attracts attention.
Pretty slick!


7 posted on 03/05/2010 3:25:22 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

For example, this title really sucks:

Recalls this week: Soups, dips and window shades


8 posted on 03/05/2010 3:33:35 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: humblegunner; Daffynition; Flyer; Eaker; dix; Allegra; TheMom; thackney

Humble only stutters when plastered and laying face down in a mud puddle.

We usually call this early afternoon .........


9 posted on 03/05/2010 3:37:16 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Daffynition

They can have my bluefin tuna when they pry it from my dead cold lips.


10 posted on 03/05/2010 3:40:13 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: humblegunner; Eaker; Flyer; dix; TheMom; Daffynition; thackney
All I can say is that it's a darn good thing the Powers That Be have decreed barley and hops to be of good nutritional value.

After all, God made beer to show that He loves us.

11 posted on 03/05/2010 3:45:34 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Just another Joe

The King Of Sushi - 60 Minutes - CBS NewsJan 11, 2008 ... The average price of a single bluefin tuna is anywhere between $2000 and $20000. It all depends on the size, the season, and their fat ...


12 posted on 03/05/2010 4:04:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Yummy !!!!!
13 posted on 03/05/2010 4:28:16 PM PST by sushiman (1)
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To: sushiman

Now how much did that set you back?


14 posted on 03/05/2010 4:29:26 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Eaker; humblegunner; Flyer; dix; Allegra; TheMom; thackney; Just another Joe
A [Tuna] Fish Called Wanda:

"It's KKKKen cccomin to KKKill kill me how u gonna cccatcm me KKKen ......."

15 posted on 03/05/2010 5:36:55 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Allegra; humblegunner; Eaker; Flyer; dix; TheMom; JoeProBono; thackney
What a motley crew!


16 posted on 03/05/2010 5:41:51 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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17 posted on 03/05/2010 5:44:52 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Just another Joe

There’s a lot of blame to go around. The government agencies have failed [again].

Bluefin Tuna
The species in the greatest danger of slipping into extinction is the bluefin tuna. Its abundance has declined by roughly 90 percent since 1975. ICCAT considers the biomass which existed in the mid-1970s to be the MSY level for the western Atlantic bluefin tuna stock. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), at the end of 1995, the bluefin’s biomass (total weight of fish) was estimated to have declined to between 6 and 12 percent of that needed to produce the MSY. Thus, in only 20 years the population was driven from a healthy level to a level just above extinction by unrestrained industrial-scale commercial fishing sanctioned by ICCAT on this, the world’s most valuable fish.

The population is being held at this precarious level by continued fishing allowed by ICCAT, ostensibly to provide scientific monitoring information. In reality, it is unnecessary to kill any remaining bluefin until they can recover since the abundance of each year class could be assessed using aircraft. There are only two relatively decent year classes left — one just reached maturity and spawned for the first time in the spring of 1998. They should now weigh about 400 pounds. The other is younger, its members weighing about 75 pounds.

Throughout the 1960s, vast numbers of juveniles were taken (to be canned as cat food) by purse seiners operating in the bluefin’s nursery areas along the U.S. Atlantic coast. Throughout the 1970s, Japanese longliners decimated the adults on their spawning grounds in the Gulf of Mexico. The western Atlantic bluefin stock has still not begun to recover from this terrible “double whammy.” What makes this story all the more depressing is that purse seining was encouraged and promoted by NMFS — the federal agency charged with the responsibility for conserving and protecting the nation’s marine fishery resources. This debacle was later repeated by NMFS in the early 1980s with equally disastrous results in the case of Atlantic sharks.


18 posted on 03/05/2010 5:47:50 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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19 posted on 03/05/2010 5:50:24 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition

http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/Food/Soups_and_salads/TUNA_SALAD/24980


20 posted on 03/05/2010 5:54:56 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks, but all my tuna comes hand-caught from the Stellwagen Bank and there’s never any left over for salad ...although it sounds like nice recipe.


21 posted on 03/05/2010 6:00:47 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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22 posted on 03/05/2010 6:05:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

At a sushi shop or Izakaya ...$ 7 ?


23 posted on 03/05/2010 6:28:24 PM PST by sushiman (1)
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24 posted on 03/05/2010 6:39:59 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Daffynition

Why is this fish story in the Sports section?


25 posted on 03/05/2010 8:38:40 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Daffynition; george76; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
...if a ban is imposed on international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, prized by Japanese for sushi
I picked up some sushi after years of wondering, took it home, cooked it. Tasted just like fish.
26 posted on 03/05/2010 10:04:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Isn’t fishing a sport?

Oops ...my bad .... shoulda posted it under religion.


27 posted on 03/06/2010 12:03:56 AM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: SunkenCiv
SC at a young age ....still has a fear of raw fishies. ;-D


28 posted on 03/06/2010 12:07:05 AM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition

Great, now my PTSD is acting up.


29 posted on 03/06/2010 1:34:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Daffynition
Bill "Big Tuna" Parcells comments on Japan's refusal



“When you don't know that you don't know, it's a lot different than when you do know that you don't know.”
30 posted on 03/06/2010 3:45:14 PM PST by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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