The Mismanagement of the Bluefin Tuna Fishery in the Mediterranean 15/11/2006
It is Greenpeaces view that the the lack of controls in the Mediterranean region means that bluefin tuna are facing very serious conservation problems. This years scientific advice has left no doubt in this respect. The recommendations and resolutions adopted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to manage the bluefin tuna stocks have proved unable to guarantee their sustainable exploitation. Illegal activities carried out mainly by countries that are members of ICCAT are widespread in the region, and the lack of effective controls may drive the Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery to collapse in the very near future.