Status of Yellowfin Tuna As Overfished is Wake-Up Call for Indian Ocean

Overfished tuna

When the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission listed yellowfin tuna as overfished last November, it caused alarm especially in the Indian Ocean region, where fishing economies depend on tuna for export. In Somalia, for instance, the loss of yellowfin tuna, which contributed US $6.5 million to the Somali economy in 2010, would have harmful consequences to Somali artisanal fishers.

How did yellowfin tuna reach this state? What can be done about it?

See the latest blog by OEF's Secure Fisheries program.

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