Right now, Atlantic bluefin tuna are being pushed to the brink of extinction by overfishing, yet many sushi restaurants continue to serve it.
These magnificent marine creatures, famous for their racecar-like speeds, are being severely overfished – in fact, the Atlantic bluefin tuna population has been reduced by more than 80 percent since industrial fishing practices began. Yet just days ago, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas failed to halt the overfishing, leaving bluefin without necessary safety protections.
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service last May to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna under the Endangered Species Act. Now, the Service is considering these protections. But the earliest they’ll start helping is mid-2012.
Join the boycott
The CBD has now launched a national boycott on bluefin tuna sushi and restaurants that sell bluefin in order to raise awareness about its plight and shut down the consumer demand for this critically imperiled fish. Please sign their pledge today to boycott bluefin tuna sushi and restaurants that serve it, and then pass on the link to your friends now. Together, we can raise awareness about the fish’s plight and help shut down the consumer demand for this critically imperiled fish.
The Bluefin Brigade was founded by the CBD to reduce consumer demand for imperiled bluefin tuna.