Sorry Charlie but yours is a lost cause—The Japanese are determined to eat every last tuna even though the tuna are trying to fight back with deadly mercury levels (3Yen / 2012-09-21: Tuna surprise–Don’t let your kids eat sushi).
List of endangered species omits tuna, eel
The Japan Times | Oct. 7, 2012
—Signatory nations to the Washington Convention on the protection of endangered species are unlikely to discuss measures to regulate international trade in bluefin tuna and eel …
…the secretariat of the convention omitted both bluefin tuna and eel, easing fears in Japan, a major consumer of both, that greater regulation could send market prices surging and severely impact domestic businesses…
…While the proposal drew support from the United States and European countries, Japan, the world’s largest consumer of tuna, teamed up with developing nations dependent on their fisheries industries to defeat it by a wide margin…more...
Read the previous tuna news covered in the 3Yen reports:
• Bluefin tuna, Black market: ‘Everybody cheats’ (3Yen, 2010-11-9)
• Revenge of the sushi (3Yen, 2010-10-26)
• Death metal sushi (3Yen, 2010-04-26)