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Mitsubishi Accused of Stockpiling Tuna

Filmmakers accuse the Mitsubishi Corporation of stocking up on bluefin tuna in anticipation of the collapse of the population of the giant fish.

The bluefin tuna fish will be gone within a decade, probably a lot sooner. We're fishing it right into collapse.

Bluefin tuna fish are big fast swimmers who range widely over the earth’s oceans. Since they don’t spend most of their time in any one country's territorial waters, they fall outside most regulation. They’re huge fish that fetch a premium price on the market and it's estimated that 3-4 times as many are landed every year as the official quota mandates.

Mitsubishi, the Japanese business conglomerate, appears to be running on the bet that bluefish tuna will soon be extinct. The Independent (UK) has a story about Mitsubishi’s increased plunge into stocking up on tuna, which can be deep frozen for years.

‘The End of the Line’ is a soon to be released documentary about overfishing, the filmmakers highlight Mitsubishi and their growing stock of frozen bluefin tuna.

We won’t get serious about protecting bluefin tuna until they are nearly gone. I hope there are enough to seed the recovery. It's sad.