Stop the Decimation of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Western Atlantic bluefin tuna have survived decades of overfishing, an oil spill in their Gulf of Mexico spawning grounds and $15,000 bounties for large fish. Even though they're considered endangered by our neighbor Canada, the United States continues to downplay their plight as, simply, a "species of concern."
Right now we have a chance to win them serious protections.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting input on proposed changes to Atlantic bluefin tuna management. As the climate warms, scientists predict that the tuna's current spawning habitat will be too warm for most reproduction by 2100. If they are to recover and adapt, we must bring fishing to sustainable levels now.
To save the tuna, the government must act by:
- banning destructive longline fishing in the Gulf of Mexico,
- stopping the stockpiling of uncaught bluefin tuna quotas,
- limiting fishing to sustainable levels.
Bluefin tuna populations will recover if given the chance. Please use the form below to demand a realistic recovery plan before it's too late.