Monday, September 8, 2008

The King Of Sushi

There was a very interesting piece on 60 Minutes last night regarding "the King of Sushi" which is what they call Blue Fin Tuna and how, since this fish can sell for up to $20,000 PER FISH, they are being over fished in every ocean they inhabit.

Fishing in the waters off of Sardinia has become much more "efficient" with huge fishing fleets catching up to 3,000 fish in one go. The effect of this is rapidly depleting waters of Blue Fin Tuna and with it will go their entire eco-system. There are laws in place to eliminate aerial fishing and quotas that they cannot exceed, but these laws are not enforced. Smaller fisheries are noticing a big difference in the Blue Fin that they are catching: they are smaller and there are less of them.

Watch the clip below:

If you want to do your part to help the Blue Fin Tuna and its ecosystem, sign this petition which will help to enforce the restrictions on overfishing.