Japan Rejoices As Bluefin Tuna Trade Ban Defeated

The Japanese government, sushi lovers and seafood traders at Tokyo’s massive Tsukiji fish market last Friday (March 19, 2010) cheered the defeat of a proposed ban on trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, after a UN Wildlife meeting in Qatar voted down a proposal to ban the international trade of bluefin tuna caught in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic.

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