Fate of Bluefin Tuna Dangles in Morocco

Delegates from around the world have gathered in Morocco to determine the fate of a fish. It’s a strange thing – men and women in suits locked behind closed doors, poring over statistics and spreadsheets, jockeying for position and power – all to decide how many bluefin tuna may be legally hauled out of the […]


New Electronic Monitoring Device Could Foil Bluefin Tuna Exploits

Bluefin Tuna fishing stakes have risen with the adoption of a new electronic monitoring system that will make it harder for frausters to fudge their catch numbers. Although considered largely unsuccessful at preventing the nearly inevitable extinction of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna at last week’s International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) gathering in […]


Live Blog: School Children Pledge To Save UAE Fish

Students and parents gather at the American Community School in Abu Dhabi to watch The End of the Line. Today we’re blogging live from the American Community School in Abu Dhabi, where students have watched an abbreviated version of a documentary called The End of the Line. Based on Charles Clover’s book of the same name, […]


Must It Be “The End Of The Line” For Fish?

If we do not arrest the current rate of overfishing, our oceans could be depleted of fish by 2048. Following Arwa’s recent blog on shark finning in the United Arab Emirates – a cruel and destructive practice that produces the so-called delicacy that is shark fin soup, and another story about the turtle that pooped […]


Loss Of Marine Life Could Lead To Ecosystem Collapse

Research shows that if we aren’t able to stay the loss of ocean biodiversity, we could witness total ecosystem collapse. The loss of ocean predators such as Bluefin Tuna, which were given insufficient protection at a last year’s International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT), and sharks – like those poached by Yemeni […]


Bluefin Tuna Debate Reaches Towering Heights in Paris, Again

Greenpeace calls on ICCAT to close down the Mediterranean Bluefin Fishery at Paris conference. The Japanese aren’t going to let the bluefish tuna resume its predatory ocean going unimpeded any time soon, since that country comprises 80% of its international market. Nor are Mediterranean countries (and their fishermen) – which in large measure supply that […]