Tuna fish quota halved in Japan
Overfishing and the threat of extinction of many species of fish have
pushed Japan to decrease its tuna fish quota to half for the next five
years. Japan had already exceeded it’s quota in 2005 by 1,500 tons and
according to a Fisheries Agency official Japan might have exceeded its
quota thereafter as well. An alarming number of the world’s commercial
fish stocks, more than 70%, are either over-exploited, depleted, slowly
recovering or close to the maximum sustainable level of exploitation.
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The little respect for God’s creation can be seen in the depletion of
aquatic species around the world. Unless people worldwide transition to
a plant-based diet, the exploitation of animals will continue to bring
negative consequences to our health, animals and the environment.
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