Eat your Tuna quick and store that can because in a few years this sea delicacy may be hard to find.
According to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), schools of bluefin tuna are disappearing from the world’s seas.
There seems to be no question that the world s tuna resources are diminishing as a result of global over fishing. To preserve tuna stocks, there is only one course of action: Conserve the resources, even if that entails sacrifice, says the ICCAT.
Demand for tuna and other seafood is growing around the world. The recent hikes in tuna prices owe to these global demand increases.
Tuna fishing nations are today spread across Europe, Latin America and Asia. Efforts at conservation by Japan alone will have little effect. There must be international restrictions on fishing, and each nation must observe them.
The world s five regional tuna fishing management organizations will hold their first joint conference in Japan in January. It will be Japan s responsibility as the world s leading tuna consumer nation to take the initiative and propose effective regulatory measures.
As Japan is strong in fisheries technology, it should also go ahead with research on fish cultivation.