Your sushi will continue to have bluefin tuna
Those fisherman can now continue catching the bluefin tuna for profit, after a ban on bluefin tuna tradefailed to pass a 175-nation meeting aimed at protecting endangered species.
The decision was made by the U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, at a meeting held in Doha, Qatar. The United States had favored bans on tuna and polar bears and was disappointed in the vote, but a resolution that would make climate change a factor in future decisions by CITES has yet to be decided.
Bluefin tuna stocks in the Atlantic, which are seen as a prized delicacy in Japan, are down more than 80 percent since 1970, according to CITES. Japan imports around 80 percent of the bluefin tuna catch.