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Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna Aquaculture

Can tuna “ranching” help alleviate pressure on wild tuna populations?

Tuna being hauled in

In the Mediterranean Sea, a relatively new aquaculture industry is “ranching” one of the world's largest wild fish species, the giant Atlantic bluefin tuna. Driven largely by the growing popularity of sushi, these lucrative operations capture wild tuna and then fatten them up for slaughter.