Love For Sushi Will Destroy Tuna

19.11.2014

World consumption of fish products is growing, and it has a positive effect on human health. Japanese cuisine contributes to it. However, the fish itself gradually disappears. For example, the Pacific bluefin tuna, which was recently put in into endangered species list by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). According to the «red list» of IUCN, now all these animals are endangered.

Love For Sushi Will Destroy Tuna

This list is published by ecologists once a decade on the World Parks Congress in Sydney. This time, it was found that in 10 years 76199 species were added to the list 22413 of which are now under extinction. Pacific bluefin tuna used to be in the category of «least concern», but uncontrolled fishing in the Asian region has led to the situation where many members of this species were just eaten. Now tuna is reclassified as «vulnerable». The situation is complicated by the fact that fishermen are interested in young individuals who haven't continued their generation. That's why for the last 22 years the population of tuna in the Pacific declined by 19-33 percent.