This pin reflects back on our lengthy discussion on Bluefin Tuna and the decline in their population, as well as the detrimental effects of their harvesting around the world.
The Yellowfin Tuna is among the larger Tuna species, reaching weights over 180 kg (400 lb), but is significantly smaller than the Atlantic and Pacific bluefintunas, which can reach over 450 kg (990 lb), and slightly smaller than the bigeye tuna and the Southern Bluefin Tuna.
Top 10 Nature Photos of 2017-Atlantic bluefin tuna
A group of small-scale Japanese fishermen are waging an increasingly public struggle against industrial fishing fleets that are using sonar and huge nets to scoop up massive catches of spawning Pacific bluefin tuna.
Bluefin are the largest tuna. Illegal fishing of Atlantic bluefin is a big problem and the fishery has been plagued by lack of enforcement and control. Support WWF in protecting vulnerable species and their habitats.