The Ecologistas an Accion have claimed that if we do not take immediate action the red tuna that has been part of Mediterranean culture for over 15,000 years will disappear.
The Red tuna is on the verge of collapse according to the latest findings of the ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of the Atlantice Tuna), and the actual population is just 15% of what it orginally was. The reality however is that political will, rather than listening to the scientific studies, is favouring large catches of up to 13,500 tonnes, with a spanish quota of 2,500, the largest in Europe. Add to this the illegal fishing and the figure is more like 60,000 tonnes, and this latest fishing season may be the last for this species.
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