The Black Market in Bluefin

The black market in bluefin

OVERVIEW: How a runaway fishing industry looted the seas of tuna.
ICIJ exposed faulty paper-based tracking method

Fishing nations approve overhaul of bluefin tuna tracking system

Nearly 50 countries that trade in high-priced Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna voted Saturday to transform an archaic paper-based system into an electronic fish-tracking database that will make it harder for fleets to smuggle plundered bluefin into market, after ICIJ in 2010 exposed the faulty paper-based tracking method.
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Accountability

French officials finally respond to allegations of doctored data

Forty-eight days after ICIJ sent its first interview request to the ministry, officials finally responded Monday to allegations that for years leading up to 2008, the ministry downplayed the final catch figures of the nation’s bluefin tuna fishing fleet before reporting those figures to the European Commission.
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