Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tuna Alert

If you're into buying cheap, then you might want to stock up on those little cans of tuna. From this report, we can conclude that prices are going to go up...again.
EU Announces Cuts to Tuna Quotas

(AFP) - The European Commission on Tuesday published reduced quotas for the fishing of tuna for 2007, part of a global agreement to prevent the immensely popular fish from being hunted to extinction.

The total blue-fin tuna catch for the EU as a whole was set at 16,779.55 tonnes for the year, down from 18,301 tonnes in 2006.

The move follows a decision by an international commission to cut the total hunt of bluefin tuna in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean by 20 percent by 2010.

The article fails to mention what increase in population of tuna they expect in 15 years and predictions of expected tonnage of harvest will be under these future ideal conditions.

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