EU Faces Off With Fishers Over Bluefin Tuna Responding to allegations of illegal fishing by French, Italian and Spanish fleets, the European Union has closed this year's Mediterranean bluefin tuna season two weeks early. Scientists say Mediterranean tuna stocks are severely over-fished.
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EU Faces Off With Fishers Over Bluefin Tuna

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EU Faces Off With Fishers Over Bluefin Tuna

EU Faces Off With Fishers Over Bluefin Tuna

EU Faces Off With Fishers Over Bluefin Tuna

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Responding to allegations of illegal fishing by French, Italian and Spanish fleets, the European Union has closed this year's Mediterranean bluefin tuna season two weeks early.

Scientists say Mediterranean tuna stocks are severely over-fished. Bluefin tuna from the Mediterranean supplies Japan with about one-third of its sushi — one 200 pound tuna can rake in as much as $30,000.