Sushi Temptation Poses Threat of Bluefin Tuna Extinction

November 18, 2014 11:28 AM

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Sushi Temptation Poses Threat of Bluefin Tuna Extinction

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has warned that fetish for sushi delicacy over the last two decades is posing a threat on the future of the Pacific bluefin tuna. The announcement came at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia.

The marine creature may soon find itself in the list of extinct species if nothing significant is done to protect them from potential danger of disappearance. There are 76,199 species in the list so far and 22,143 of them are threatened with extinction.

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