Tuna and mackerel populations have suffered a drastic 74 percent decline within the last 40 years, researchers have found.
The World Wildlife Fund warns that if we don't act quickly, we face losing species that are critical to human food security.
Greenpeace France last week revealed its first survey of canned tuna sold in French supermarkets aiming to highlight which tuna brands are eco-friendly being sourced by sustainable means or from plentiful stocks.
U.K. grocer chain Tesco has been criticized for stocking a brand of tuna described as "unsustainable" due to the tuna being fished with destructive methods that kill turtles, sharks and rays alongside the tuna.
Two recent investigations reveal that the plate of sushi you order from your favorite restaurant or that market fresh fish you fry up in a pan may not be the exact fish marketed by the retailer. You think you're eating tuna but it's actually escolar.
Though the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration acknowledges that bluefin tuna populations are 'low,' the Pew Environmental Group believes that governments hold fishing interests over ecosystem interests.
Home Made Brand Foods, 2 Opportunity Way, Newburyport MA 01950 is voluntarily recalling approximately 4890 pounds of "Ready-to-Eat" Tuna Salad with an expiration date of 8/19/08. This product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
More than half the world’s tuna comes from the Western and Central Pacific, where fishing nets killed approximately 60 whale sharks in 2009. Massive tuna vessels often deploy purse-seine nets, which can stretch up to a mile wide and 1,000 feet deep.
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Shoal of skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis.
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Bluefin tuna tested for cesium levels from Fukushima.