NOAA to Determine Protection of Tuna TODAY at 2:00pm

Written by on May 27, 2011 in Policy & Ocean Law

NOAA will host a constituent briefing on it’s announcement that  Atlantic Bluefin Tuna do not warrant species protection under the Endangered Species Act this afternoon at 2:00.  When more information is available about the effects of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill and the new stock assessment from the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna is available, NOAA will revisit this decision.

NOAA also announced today that it is formally designating both the western Atlantic and eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean stocks of bluefin tuna as “species of concern” under the ESA.

For more information on the Atlantic bluefin tuna decision, go to NOAA Fisheries’ Atlantic bluefin tuna webpage at:

NOAA will take callers from 2:00 – 2:45

Toll-free call-in number: 888-606-5917


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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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