Brand new project devised to save the Atlantic bluefin tuna
Friday, October 24, 2014, 01:50 (GMT + 9)
A non-profit organization created in Texas, United States, intends to develop a project aimed as a long-term solution to the Atlantic bluefin tuna population issue.
As part of this project, called Tuna Stock Rejuvenation Project (TSRP), this NGO proposes to harvest bluefin tuna fry from the Gulf of Mexico, and grow them in an on-shore aquaculture aquarium facility.
After that process, half of the juveniles will be released with a percentage tagged and with an RFID microchip. And they will carry out DNA tests on the juveniles prior to release to gage the health of the wild stock’s genetic diversity.
“We believe rather than banning, boycotting, or other means to rid of fishing for tuna, there should be something in place that creates a REAL proactive solution to the problem, and provide a long-term solution to the population problem. That is what we have creat... FULL STORY