What good would a ban on seafood products like blufin tuna do if countries like Japan will just ignore them anyway?



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    Well, one thing it could do would be to raise awareness of the problem.  Because this species is so endangered and overfished there do need to be regulations for allowable fishing and laws that allow prosecution of violators.  Perhaps bringing to light the dire need for preservation of this species by enacting and publicizing a ban will help change the attitude of the Japanes fishers toward the blue fin tuna.  Additionally, good enforcement would be necessary to ensure a ban on the blue fin is meaningful.

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    Even is Japan continues to engage in hunting and eating blue fin tuna, on a global scale consumption will go down due to the ban and lower overall demand, so it will help regardless of Japan’s participation.  Unfortunately, a ban isn’t set to be implemented yet.

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