Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Conservationists Meet To Avert Feared Tuna Extinction
Terra Daily ^ | 01/22/2007 | Staff Writers

Posted on 01/23/2007 1:13:07 PM PST by cogitator

Environmentalists called Monday for a radical overhaul of fishing practices to prevent a worldwide collapse in tuna stocks as international conservation bodies opened their first joint meeting on the species. The five-day meeting in the western Japanese city of Kobe will look at ways to share information among regions to monitor tuna numbers and control illegal fishing vessels, officials said.

Environmentalists called on participants to come up with substantive measures to protect the fish, which are highly prized in Japan.

Greenpeace said it was "high time" for governments to recognize the seriousness of the tuna issue.

Governments "must acknowledge that a radical change to fisheries management is urgently required if they are to prevent the collapse of tuna stocks across the globe," it said.

Simon Cripps, director of the WWF's global marine programme, said the talks in Japan "provide an opportunity for all interested nations to adopt approaches that ensure good practices to protect tuna, other marine life and the well-being of coastal communities."

He said scientific advice to governments about conservation measures has gone ignored for too long.

"Sustainable management of the world's tuna fisheries should be possible, if the will can be found," he said in a statement.

The meeting is expected to adopt an action plan Friday to cooperate on the conservation and management of tuna stocks, said Takaaki Sakamoto, a Japanese official attending the conference.

"Our goal should be to achieve sustainable use of tuna resources for the future and to prove both domestically and internationally that maintaining tuna fishing is possible," Toshiro Shirasu, the head of Japan's Fisheries Agency, said in opening remarks.

Two international fishing industry groups have called on the meeting to declare a moratorium on the use of any additional large tuna vessels to stop the stocks from diminishing further.

The meeting brings together five tuna conservation bodies that cover different regions, including the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean. Representatives of 60 countries or areas are taking part, officials said.

Japan eats a quarter of the world's tuna, more than any other country, but faces pressure from environmentalists, who have blamed the global fad for Japanese food for bringing tuna numbers to the brink of eventual extinction.

An international commission in November reduced the world's gross catch of bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean from 32,000 tons in 2006 to 29,500 tons this year, a move likely to lead to an import crunch in Japan.

Japan has also accepted a major cut in its quota for southern bluefin tuna in the Pacific Ocean as punishment for overfishing.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: conservation; fishery; overfishing; tuna
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-75 next last
Eat Mor Chikn.


1 posted on 01/23/2007 1:13:09 PM PST by cogitator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: cogitator
Hey Greenpeace, Call Nancy Pelosi....


2 posted on 01/23/2007 1:16:24 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

Good riddance. I hate tuna. Smells awful and comes in the same size cans as cat food.


3 posted on 01/23/2007 1:17:18 PM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

What are we gonna do with all that mayonnaise?


4 posted on 01/23/2007 1:18:08 PM PST by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

That's what you get when you gorge yourself with sushi.


5 posted on 01/23/2007 1:18:14 PM PST by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

Raise the minimum wage in Somoa,
Save the tuna.


6 posted on 01/23/2007 1:20:22 PM PST by NeoCaveman (raise the wage, save the tuna)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator
"Eat Mor Chikn.




      
7 posted on 01/23/2007 1:20:24 PM PST by EndWelfareToday (Live free and keep what you earn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buck W.

I hate mayonaise


8 posted on 01/23/2007 1:20:45 PM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Bosco
Good riddance. I hate tuna. Smells awful and comes in the same size cans as cat food.

I take it you've never had a tuna steak.........Flame grilled and the most tender meat you've ever put in yo mouf.........no fish taste. If you were blindfolded you'd think you were eating beef.......

9 posted on 01/23/2007 1:21:27 PM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

10 posted on 01/23/2007 1:21:34 PM PST by Dr. Thorne (Compromise on your vote and you get a compromised government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

Relax. It's not like its the first time he ever retired. He'll be back.


11 posted on 01/23/2007 1:22:35 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

No problem.... more will just evolve through natural selection / mutation....... whatever.


12 posted on 01/23/2007 1:22:48 PM PST by kjam22 (see my band here.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRCcdHCBTEs)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

It's all Nancy Pelosi's fault. She gets major funding from the tuna industry, as we learned this past week.

Let's just call her Nancy the Tuna Killer.


13 posted on 01/23/2007 1:23:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bosco
Good riddance. I hate tuna. Smells awful and comes in the same size cans as cat food.

Well of course you hate Canned tuna. Get yourself a nice, 1 or 2 inch thick tuna steak, cover with lemon pepper and grill both sides on a hot grill for about 4 minutes. There is nothing better you can put in your mouth.

Aside from that, the world will never be able to get the third-world countries and poachers to stop over-fishing. I've seen pictures of huge stacks of billfish like marlin, sailfish, swordfish in mexico that were taken on long-lines. Also, fwiw, in this country, salt-water sports fishing generates much more revenue than commercial fishing does.

14 posted on 01/23/2007 1:25:26 PM PST by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Bosco

"Smells awful and comes in the same size cans as cat food."

I've got a story to tell you about coming home late one night after a night on the town when I was in college....

But I don't think your stomach is in the mood. LOL


15 posted on 01/23/2007 1:26:25 PM PST by EEDUDE
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
Flame grilled and the most tender meat you've ever put in yo mouf.

Damn. Thats the same thing I said in post 14.

16 posted on 01/23/2007 1:27:07 PM PST by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Buck W.
Send it to Mexico.

Most people don't know that back in 1912 Hellman's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the "Titanic" was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after New York City. Mexicans were crazy about the stuff. The Mexican people were eagerly awaiting delivery and were disconsolate("desper ados") at the loss. So much so that they declared a national day of mourning which they still observe today. It is known, of course, as ...sinko de Mayo.

17 posted on 01/23/2007 1:27:40 PM PST by eyedigress
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

Rats chance they will get the Japanese on board with anything like this. Tuna is God to them.


18 posted on 01/23/2007 1:28:11 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator
who have blamed the global fad for Japanese food for bringing tuna numbers to the brink of eventual extinction.

What does this statement mean, exactly?
19 posted on 01/23/2007 1:28:24 PM PST by Antoninus ( Rudy McRomney as the GOP nominee = President Hillary. Why else do you think the media loves them?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

Come on. He just retired. He is not going extinct. He probably will give commentary on ESPN now.


20 posted on 01/23/2007 1:28:41 PM PST by CougarGA7 (Posting nonsense since 2001.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

I prefer tuna-safe dolphin


21 posted on 01/23/2007 1:29:37 PM PST by doctor noe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bosco


22 posted on 01/23/2007 1:30:09 PM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

I could go for a nice blue fin tuna steak right now! Dongang (Taiwan) Blue Fin Tuna Festival starts the end of May!


23 posted on 01/23/2007 1:30:41 PM PST by zook (America going insane - "Do you read Sutter Caine?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: subterfuge

Great gourmets think alike.....


24 posted on 01/23/2007 1:30:54 PM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Bosco
Good riddance. I hate tuna. Smells awful and comes in the same size cans as cat food.

Canned tuna was much better when it contained some dolphin. :=) Dolphin-free tuna, yucccch!

25 posted on 01/23/2007 1:31:06 PM PST by Bob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: EEDUDE; Bosco

I was having dinner one night with my brother and his wife, and they had put the salad bowl in the sink, even though it still had salad in it. No room around the counters I guess.

I wanted some more, so I grabbed the bowl, scraped the salad into my plate and put the fork in my mouth that had been in the bowl.

I thought..."Tuna? I didn't know they put tuna in this..." and turned around with a quizzical look, which quickly change to horror as I saw the cat on the floor chowing down on some canned cat food...ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
GGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 01/23/2007 1:33:00 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: subterfuge

See #22.........I'm hongry.......


27 posted on 01/23/2007 1:34:57 PM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

Nancy Pelosi is doing her share to save the tuna by jacking up the minimum wage.


28 posted on 01/23/2007 1:35:45 PM PST by Brilliant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

Aw com'on! I thought we had a Magnusson bill or somethog protecting them, and the Dims quit eatinf Tuna sandwiches... the again maybe that's why Pelosi wants to exempt Samoa from the new minimum wage.


29 posted on 01/23/2007 1:36:50 PM PST by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

Somebody's gunning for Bill Parcells?


30 posted on 01/23/2007 1:37:31 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

This article may cause you some concern ;-)


31 posted on 01/23/2007 1:37:44 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

I love tuna steak.

Damn, if you like beer too, we'd have a lot to talk about.


32 posted on 01/23/2007 1:39:43 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Fierce Allegiance

GERMAN BEER!!.........


33 posted on 01/23/2007 1:40:39 PM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Bosco

Cat food tastes better; 90% of senior citizens can't be wrong.


34 posted on 01/23/2007 1:42:04 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: rlmorel

You think that's bad? A friend of mine has a huge Labrador Retriever. It eats a lot, and we went to the store to buy a large bag of dog food. We were in line to check out and a woman behind him asked if he had a dog.

The "what a moron!" look on my buddy's face was priceless, and I knew what it meant: he was going to toy with her. He told her that no, he was starting The Purina Diet again although he probably shouldn't -- he said he had ended up in the hospital last time, but that he'd lost 50 pounds before he awakened in intensive care with tubes coming out of most of his orifices and IVs in both arms.


He told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. He said that the food is nutritionally complete so he was going to try it again.

I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with his story, particularly a big tall guy who was behind the woman.

Horrified, she asked why he ended up in the hospital -- had the Purina made him sick? He told her no; he'd been sitting in the middle of the street licking his balls and a car hit him.

The woman turned fire-engine red, and I helped the tall guy up off the floor.


35 posted on 01/23/2007 1:42:51 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

I had fresh ,grilled tuna steak for the first time a number of years ago in Panama City (Fla).It was a revelation- outstanding.


36 posted on 01/23/2007 1:43:01 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Sugar from the Yucatan !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Carl LaFong

I bet you could not believe you were eating fish!.......


37 posted on 01/23/2007 1:44:00 PM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Old Professer

But that only happens around election time when the Democrats are out of power.


38 posted on 01/23/2007 1:44:23 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Show me a 'true' Conservative and I'll show you someone with bad knees)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Bosco

That's not tuna, that's albacore, tuna is a fillet or steak for the grill:)


39 posted on 01/23/2007 1:45:08 PM PST by sticker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Bosco

That's not tuna, that's albacore, tuna is a fillet or steak for the grill:)


40 posted on 01/23/2007 1:45:10 PM PST by sticker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Bosco

That's not tuna, that's albacore, tuna is a fillet or steak for the grill:)


41 posted on 01/23/2007 1:45:13 PM PST by sticker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Bosco

42 posted on 01/23/2007 1:46:08 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: sticker

That's three Tunas...I'm full !!


43 posted on 01/23/2007 1:46:59 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Sugar from the Yucatan !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: sticker

OOPS X3


44 posted on 01/23/2007 1:49:01 PM PST by sticker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Fierce Allegiance

HHOOO! HOOO! HHAAAAHHHH!

MY GOD was that joke ever priceless!


45 posted on 01/23/2007 1:49:19 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Show me a 'true' Conservative and I'll show you someone with bad knees)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

Sorry, dude, but that tuna steak in your second pic looks a bit overdone.


46 posted on 01/23/2007 1:52:09 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: cogitator

supply goes down....price goes up......supply goes up....price goes down.....

that is unless you want to get the gummint involved and muck it all up


47 posted on 01/23/2007 1:55:48 PM PST by ConservativeDude
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

British ale! OK, a little arm twisting and I could do german beer.


48 posted on 01/23/2007 2:00:32 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: eyedigress

LOL...Now go to your ROOM!


49 posted on 01/23/2007 2:06:02 PM PST by mdmathis6 (Save the Republic! Mess with the polling firms' heads!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Buck W.
What are we gonna do with all that mayonnaise?

Chicken salad, egg salad and cole slaw!

50 posted on 01/23/2007 2:25:42 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help m)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-75 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson