Is the sushi industry to blame for the overfishing of the blufin tuna?



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    The sushi industry is a large contributor to the decline in bluefin tuna numbers.  The Japanese invented and perfected sushi, but it is now a worldwide dish.  They say that sushi isn’t sushi without bluefin tuna, and this would explain why the bluefin is being over fished (along with many other fish).  The demand for bluefin is much greater due to the worldwide consumption of sushi, however supplies of bluefin are not increasing.  There is a finite amount of fish in the oceans, it is not an endless resource; However it is a renewable resource, and with proper management and ethical fishing practice, combined with less industry pressure (we don’t NEED to eat bluefin tuna to survive), fishing stocks can recover.

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