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Pacific Bluefin Tuna One Step Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection


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Pacific Bluefin Tuna One Step Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

Center for Biological Diversity

SAN FRANCISCO - In the face of staggering declines, Endangered Species Act protection may be warranted for Pacific bluefin tuna, the National Marine Fisheries Service said today. The announcement, in response to a petition from conservation groups earlier this year, means the agency will now conduct an in-depth status review of the species. Under pressure from overfishing, bluefin tuna populations have reached dangerously low levels, declining more than 97 percent since fishing began.

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