Tune in to the tuna debate

21 April 2008 | News story

A Sustainable Tuna Roundtable is being held today, hosted by IUCN and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council.  It will bring together the tuna fishing industry and the retail industry in an attempt to get both industries to agree on a single set of standards to assess the sustainability of tuna catches.

“Tuna is running out – stocks of this valuable fish are fully exploited and some are over-fished or depleted,” says Carl Lundin, Head of IUCN’s Global Marine Programme. “It is unlikely that major tuna species can sustain greater catches. Voluntary industry measures aren’t working – we need to come up with something better.”


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.