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Legal Petition Seeks Ban on Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fishing
Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a legal petition (see PDF) urging the National Marine Fisheries Service to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna, which has suffered a 96 percent decline since large-scale fishing began. News of the population’s historic low triggered a requirement for the Pacific Fishery Management Council to recommend new regulations for managing Pacific bluefin tuna by Tuesday, April 8. The council, though, declined to take any action to help bluefin.

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