Japan relieved over failed Bluefin tuna ban

We reported a few days back that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) was looking for a ban on Bluefin Tuna fishing. Both Japan and Canada were fighting the proposal backed by the U.S. and the UK — Sushi lovers will be pleased to know that the proposed ban has failed.

The proposed ban was not a popular one; it was defeated 68 votes to 20, showing that Canada, France and a list of many poor nations do have power when it is needed. They all stated that such a measure would have put an end to their fishing industry.

According to Japan Probe, for a total Bluefin Tuna ban there would have to be a vote of more than two-thirds in support. Japan would have been one of the county’s hardest hit if the ban had gone ahead — relying on Bluefin Tuna for their profitable Sushi industry.

Are you happy that the ban did not go ahead?

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Written by Peter Chubb

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