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Title: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna


1
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
  • By
  • Varian Bosch, Sam Lincoln, Celia Smith, Michael
    Schillawski, and Keith Casadei

2
Objective
  • To determine what weaknesses exist in the current
    institutional framework of the Bluefin tuna
    fishery management

3
The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
  • Up to 15 feet long
  • Up to 1,506 lbs
  • Little known about life history
  • Highly migratory
  • Two Populations
  • Mediterranean
  • Gulf of Mexico

4
Problem
  • Population crash
  • 90 reduction since 1950s
  • Possibility of extinction
  • Continued overfishing
  • Lax regulations and enforcement

5
Current Institutional Framework
6
The Market
  • Cooking
  • Japanese Sushi
  • High Price
  • Luxury good
  • 172,400 for a fish
  • Inelastic
  • No matter the price people will still pay for it

7
International Bodies
  • ICCAT recommends
  • Quota catch limits
  • Total
  • Divides quota to member states
  • Size limits
  • ICCAT conducts bi-annual stock assessments to
    determine their recommendations
  • Countries typically amend the recommendations

8
Community
  • Governments
  • Allocated quota subdivided by
  • Nation (Europe)
  • Technique
  • Enforces quotas
  • Monitors fleets and ports
  • Insures and maintains accurate records of
  • Catch
  • Technique
  • Vessel
  • Port of landing

9
Community
  • NGOs
  • Research Organizations
  • Tag a Giant
  • Research life biology
  • Sports fishermen
  • Push for conservation of stocks and policy
    changes
  • Conservation Agencies
  • WWF, WCS, and others
  • Pushing for policy change

10
Implementation Problems
  • Highly migratory
  • International coordination
  • Illegal and unreported catches, driven by high
    market demand
  • Data collection

11
Solutions
  • Continued international cooperation
  • Boycott
  • Heavy tax
  • Stricter regulations
  • Stricter enforcement
  • Farming
  • Moratorium

12
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Questions?
  • By
  • Varian Bosch, Sam Lincoln, Celia Smith, Michael
    Schillawski, and Keith Casadei
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