How Sustainable is Tuna Fishing?

By Denis Plamondon

(Article en français sur le marché de Tsukiji)

Don’t we all love to eat a few delicious slices of sashimi in a Japanese restaurant? Tuna fish is often regarded as one of our favorites.  As global warming expands and industrial fishing continues to drag larger numbers further and faster into the oceans, this exquisite experience will surely come to an end. Here are a few articles to consider:

The future of tuna: The Economist

A more Sustainable Tuna: The Washington Post

How sustainable is your Tuna : Mongabay

Tesco takes shark-fin of the shelves : Greenpeace UK

Urgency: Tuna in the Coral Triangle


This serious problem is just the tip of the iceberg. The crucial question now is: what will be left for our children to eat? We do not have to stop eating tuna, but we can change the way we do things. Global warming should be at the top of our priorities!

Frozen Tuna at the Tsukiji Fish Market Auction, Tokyo

Frozen Tuna at the Tsukiji Fish Market Auction, Tokyo