Bluefin tuna international trade ban proposal backed by UN agency

Guardian: A UN scientific agency today backed a proposal to ban international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, saying the species prized by sushi lovers needed to recover from commercial overfishing. Monaco had proposed protecting bluefin tuna, which can fetch up to $100,000 (£64,000) in Japan, by listing it under appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites). "In our opinion, international commercial trade in bluefin tuna should be prohibited," said ......
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