Repeated question - Is Atlantic bluefin at the brink of extinction?
My answer to this question frequently asked is “No”. This seems to be supported by the recent information that the bluefin tuna is now full to the brim in the Mediterranean and East Atlantic, just one year after the dispute in CITES . You will recall the species was about to be designated as an endangered species for extinction at CITES COP 15 in 2010. The present situation also remind me of the ambiguity of the definition of “extinction” by CITES and IUCN. Let us wait and see what kind of result will be provided this September by scientists who update stock assessment of the Atlantic bluefinbased on scientific analysis not by emotion.