Sep 27, 2009 Tuna Crisis

Tuna Crisis

More than two thousand years ago Aristotle followed the movements of the noble blue fin tuna. Today the powerful fish still has the power to mesmerize us.

But amazement is turning to alarm as their numbers decline dramatically in the world's oceans. Some scientists say they're on the edge of extinction and want a boycott on fishing.

Still some fishermen in Prince Edward Island believe there are plenty of blue fin tuna in the Island waters. They blame regulators and European fishermen for the mismanagement of the stock.

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