Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sushi madness

A 43-nation commission has public-trust management authority and a mandate to conserve. But the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas has for its 40-year history merely acted as the fishing industry’s official, tax-funded conglomerate. Think of it as the International Conspiracy to Catch All the Tuna, and its record starts making sense.
From Yale Environment 360.


Anonymous said...

It's pretty widely recognised as the International Conspiracy to Catch All Tuna among academics. Fish and oceans researchers live in a constant state of disbelief/anger/despair at this state of affairs- at least the ones I've read and met.

We're already feeling a protein crunch, and the effects aren't pretty. Things will only get worse.

Paul said...

Protein crunch is an apt phrase. For years we have been enjoying cheap protein because fish were available for the taking. I expect future generations will be appalled that we bought tuna in tins, as if they were a commodity with little value and endless supply.