Bluefin tuna are big fast swimmers who range widely over the earth's oceans. Since they don't spend most of their time in any one country's territorial waters, they fall outside most regulation. They're huge fish that fetch a premium price on the market, and it's estimated that three to four times as many as the offical quota mandates are landed every year.
The End of the Line is a soon-to-be released documentary about overfishing, the filmmakers highlight Mitsubishi and their growing stock of frozen bluefin tuna.
We won't get serious about protecting bluefin tuna until they are nearly gone. I hope there are enough to seed the recovery. It's sad.
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