According to a San Diego Tribune article written by Deborah Sullivan Brennan, Pacific bluefin tuna could be off limits for U.S. fishermen if federal scientists agree to protect the fish under the endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity made the request for protection, with more than a dozen groups including the Greenpeace, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club involved. The process of review and public comment on the endangered listing would take two years, if the service agrees to consider.
Rich Judy says
Once again it seems the USA has to be caretaker for the world. Sport Fisherman don’t use nets. Do the math and go after the real problem. That’ll take some effort cuz the overfishing ain’t around here.
It’d be interesting to see the economics….Sportfishing with rod and reel one fish at a time or nets. What brings more revenue into the local economies?
Another pragmatic sportsman that cherishes bluewater fishing.