And this quota only applies to what is being reported. You bet your butt they don't report every fish they harvest.
Ban the fishing of blue fin tuna period, the japanese will fish these to extinction, bluefin is an apex predator like the shark.
I see people always condemning the chinese for sharkfin, and no one says anything about the japanese eating buttloads of blue fin. These double standards end now.
>The Pacific bluefin tuna stock was 160,000 tons in 1961, but overfishing by Japan and others drastically reduced this to 17,000 tons in 2014.
Why as a planet are we even fishing these things at all right now? They aren't going to be around much longer if we keep this up.
I'm glad no one here eats blue fin tuna sushi otherwise boy would they look like hypocritical assholes right?
> A person associated with the co-op said: “We didn’t expect to catch bluefin tuna during that period. Fixed-net fishing doesn’t discriminate between fish.”
I didn't even know commercial fixed-net fishing was legal. Non-discriminating types of fishing seems like something that should be outlawed.
if you talk to a japanese person, they'll say that its due to "koreans and chinese" illegal fishing (of juvenille fish). This argument is spewed in Japanese media and message boards. as long as they dont see themselves as the problem, tuna are fucked.
To correct the record, the bluefin tuna is not officially recognized as endangered by any international governing body or any government. There are a few organizations that are saying it is endangered but... it has had its application as an endangered species rejected many times. Despite low levels it doesn't qualify as endangered.