Feds Consider Endangered Species Act Protection for Pacific Bluefin Tuna
In June, the Recirculating Farms Coalition, along with various other organizations petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect Pacific Bluefin Tuna under the Endangered Species Act, because the total population has plummeted to about 3% of its initial size. The effort, let by the Center for Biological Diversity, has resulted in the federal agency publishing a notice that the petition contains important scientific information and the requested action – listing Pacific Bluefin Tuna – may now happen soon. There is a 60-day period, open now, for the public to send in comments. Tell the Feds to save Pacific Bluefin Tuna and sign the CBD’s pledge that also asks restaurants to stop serving this depleted fish.