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Widely consumed in Europe and Asia (mainly as sushi), the bluefin tuna is being threatened with extinction. According to a survey from last year by the U.S. environmental organization Pew Environment Group, the marketing of fish species was 140% higher than the limit allowed by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT).

In 2010, 32,564 tons of bluefin tuna were sold, when the maximum quota of 13,525 tons was established. This figure does not take into account what has been captured and traded on the black market.

For the environmental organization, if the market limit of bluefin tuna is not respected, a chance to increase the population of the species by 2022 falls by 24%, based on an assessment made ​​by scientists at the request of ICCAT.

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