posted on Jun, 6 2009 @ 12:53 AM
Are people going to Eat the Planet to Death ???
Do ya think there are to many people? Or are we so gluttonous that we have to eat a species into extintion ?
The article tells of the "breeding stocks of the fish that migrate from the Atlantic to spawn will be wiped out in the Mediterranean by 2012."
Published on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 by The Independent/UK
Revealed: The Bid to Corner World's Bluefin Tuna Market
Mitsubishi freezing fish to sell later as stock numbers plummet toward extinction
by Martin Hickman
Japan's sprawling Mitsubishi conglomerate has cornered a 40 per cent share of the world market in bluefin tuna, one of the world's most endangered
Bluefin tuna is being over-fished and its numbers can't be sustained, scientists say. (GETTY IMAGES)A corporation within the £170bn Mitsubishi
empire is importing thousands of tonnes of the fish from Europe into Tokyo's premium fish markets, despite stocks plummeting towards extinction in
Bluefin tuna frozen at -60C now could be sold in several years' time for astronomical sums if Atlantic bluefin becomes commercially extinct as
forecast, a result of the near free-for-all enjoyed by the tuna fleet.
In the forthcoming documentary film The End of the Line, Roberto Mielgo, a former bluefin fisherman who travels the world monitoring catches, claims
that Mitsubishi buys and sells 60 per cent of the threatened fish and that it has expanded its freezer capacity to hold extra bluefin.
[edit on 6-6-2009 by azureskys]