Greenpeace Acts On Five Tuna Species Dwindling Population Due To Overfishing

Five tuna species are classed as ‘threatened’ or ‘near threatened’ with extinction due to overfishing, according to the Red List of Threatened Species, prompting Greenpeace to appeal for fewer industrial-scale boats.

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The World’s Oceans, In Danger From Overfishing, Marine Degradation & Loss Of Habitat – World Bank

About 85 percent of ocean fisheries are fully exploited, over-exploited or depleted, including most of the stocks of the top 10 species, World Bank president Robert Zoellick told the World Oceans Summit in Singapore.

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Hong Kong Hotels Chain, To Stop Serving Shark Fin Menu Next year

Environmental activists have long been urging the government to stop the sale of shark fin which is commonly used in soup with some regions in Asia and especially in China.

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Five Of Eight Tuna Species Are Threatened With Extinction

Five of eight tuna species are now threatened or nearly threatened with extinction due to overfishing, according to the Red List of Threatened Species, compiled by the Swiss based International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Biodiversity Is In Crisis In Europe, Confronted By Lack Of Funding

The European Union (EU) Environment Commissioner, Janez Potocnik has declared that biodiversity is in crisis, with species extinctions running at unparalleled rates.

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Global Coral Reefs Could Be Extinct By 2050?

According to a report which follows from an earlier study on the health on coral reefs, more than 90 percent of reefs will be threatened by 2030.

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Inventory Divulges A Complex Marine Life & Aims To Catalog Species In Danger Of Extinction

The waters off China, the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico have been featured in the the top five regions in terms of biodiversity according to the preliminary census published in the open access Public Library of Science. It is a result of a 10-year project by 360 scientists at a cost of US$ 650 million dollars.

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Japanese Consumers Should Stop Eating Endangered Bluefin Tuna

In March the UN sponsored Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) rejected a ban on the international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, which had been strongly opposed by Japan.

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Depleting Fish Supply Has Become An Environmental Concern

Fishing, once a matter of casting a net into the sea or hooking with rod and line is under increasing pressure as the world struggles to feed its hungry mouths.

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