Should CITES have voted for the protection of bluefin tuna?

Asked by: Diqiucun_Cunmin
  • Desperately needs protection from overfishing.

    'If close nets are not allowed to enter the pools and ponds, the fishes and turtles will be more than can be consumed.' (Mencius 1.3) There must be regulation against the overfishing of bluefin tuna, which has greatly dwindled in numbers. The governments that voted against it only looked at short-term economic gain and failed to consider that growth in fisheries will only eventually lead to the exhaustion of fish stocks. The example of Newfoundland cod fishery should give us an idea of why bluefin tuna must receive protection. We must not allow bluefin tuna to be the next cod.

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