Bluefin tuna is the most expensive fish on earth. The critically endangered species is heavily overfished in the Mediterranean Sea and the ongoing fishing effort globally continues to push it further towards the brink of extinction. Join The Black Fish in its mission to combat the illegal trade in bluefin tuna and end the consumption of bluefin before they disappear forever.

support The Black Fish in taking effective action to protect the bluefin tuna

• send a message directly to your local ICCAT delegate to make sure they make decisions that help protect the bluefin tuna (available shortly)

• lend some of your spare time to get actively involved

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The Bluefin Bonanza

Learn more about the lucrative trade in bluefin tuna, one of the most endangered species on our planet, in our new book The Bluefin Bonanza

Order your copy now at http://www.theblackfish.org/books

what we are doing

• Taking direct action to stop destructive bluefin tuna fishing and protect the endangered fish directly

• Investigating illegal bluefin tuna fishing operations and supporting other NGO's and authorities in taking legal action to stop them

• Pressuring restaurants to set the example and stop serving the endangered fish

the facts

• Bluefin tuna is one of the fastest fish in the ocean

• Countries fishing for bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean have in recent years caught up to twice as much as allowed

• Atlantic bluefin tuna is classed as endangered

• A trader recently paid €1.300.000 (US$1,700,000) for a single bluefin tuna fish on an asian fish market

• It is estimated that the illegal trade in bluefin tuna between 1998 and 2007 generated an estimated $4 billion in revenue


campaign news


EU calls for increasing catches of endangered bluefin tuna

This is a news item imageTomorrow morning, the ICCAT commission, which is responsible for management of bluefin tuna fishing in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, will meet again to decide on the fate of the endangered species. On the agenda are proposals to give added protection to threatened sharks species but there are also calls to increase catches for the endangered bluefin, even though scientific evidence overwhelmingly points to the fact that the species is struggling to survive. Read more

Saving bluefin tuna, a thousand at a time (opinion)

This is a news item imageWhen our dive team freed over 1,000 bluefin tuna last week, we aimed to free as many animals as possible and ensure our crew members would be able to safely leave the area. We are pleased to say that the outcome of the action has exceeded our hopes and that in the last couple of weeks our efforts have managed to peak the interests of many people around the world, who are now taking note of the lucrative trade in the endangered bluefin and getting behind our call to end the wholesale slaughter of this magnificent species. Read more

The Black Fish free hundreds of endangered bluefin tuna in the Adriatic Sea

This is a news item imageOn Sunday a diving team of The Black Fish succesfully released hundreds of bluefin tuna back into the Adriatic Sea from cages at a fish farm near the island of Ugljan, Croatia. The action is marking the start of a new campaign to highlight the lucrative trade in the endangered bluefin tuna, a fish species heavily impacted by illegal overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea. Read more




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contact the campaign team

Comments, information and enquiries are welcome at bluefin@theblackfish.org