With populations dangerously low for a number of fish species, environmentalists set standards for how many fish could be caught each year. For awhile, these regulations seemed to work, and the populations of endangered fish remained stable. However, it appears that fishers have been trying to get around fishing regulations in the last several years. They report far lower numbers of fish caught than numbers of fish sold.
This tactic is used with alarming frequency in the bluefin tuna industry. According to a recent study by the Pew Environment Group, over two times as many tons of bluefin were caught as recorded. Trade figures of bluefin catches in ...
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