Endangered species listing for Atlantic bluefin tuna not warranted

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 27, 2011

NOAA: Endangered species listing for Atlantic bluefin tuna not warranted – “After an extensive scientific review, NOAA announced today that Atlantic bluefin tuna currently do not warrant species protection under the Endangered Species Act. NOAA has committed to revisit this decision by early 2013, when more information will be available about the effects of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, as well as a new stock assessment from the scientific arm of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, the international body charged with the fish’s management and conservation.”

  • Read the status review report on Atlantic bluefin tuna, the federal register notice and other information on bluefin tuna.”
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