“The meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES (pronounced “sight-eez”) this past March was a decided defeat for the Atlantic bluefin tuna,” reports Carina Storrs for Scientific American.
As we have said before, St. Jude tuna is Pacific albacore and not the endangered Atlantic blue fin tuna.
Conservationists have other tools, the report notes, including restrictions by other international and regional management authorities. Catch share programs give fishermen the incentive to protect the species.
The report concludes that global awareness continues about various species of tuna and which are endangered and which are not. Do you know what kind of tuna you eat?
If you select St. Jude tuna, you know that you’re getting albacore, which is not endangered.