France wants tuna trade ban in 18 months

Independent (UK): France wants a ban on international trade in bluefin tuna to come into force in 18 months time in order to protect the over-fished species, a government source said Wednesday. The announcement came weeks ahead of a European decision on whether to back calls for the lucrative but over-exploited fish - beloved of Japanese sushi fans - to be officially listed as an endangered species. The French decision - due to be officially announced later Tuesday by the government - will weigh ......
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