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A Ban on Bluefin Tuna?

Scott Artis
Scott serves as Director of Development & Communications for Audubon Canyon Ranch (focusing on preservation, education and conservation science) and has almost fifteen years of experience spanning for-profit and nonprofit sectors in biotech, wildlife conservation and management, communications, and philanthropy. In addition to a strong track record in organizational growth and leadership, he is the founder of Urban Bird Foundation and Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, and presided over ECHO Fund, a coastal protection and restoration organization, as President for four years. Scott holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Policy, degrees in Micro & Molecular Biology and Environmental Sciences, and has complemented his studies with a Master's certificate in Environmental Resource Management.


  1. So…Japan has already vowed to ignore any bluefin ban – even before any outcome has been reached at the CITES conference!
    Therein lies the major problem with the whole system: if a country wants to catch a particular species, it knows it can do so without fear. Japan’s done it for years with whales, and intends doing it with Atlantic bluefin tuna until stocks are gone.
    The IWC with 84 member-nations, CITES with 175, and the UN with 192 (virtually the entire world!), have no teeth! Is it time for the United Nations to be recreated as more of an ‘enforcer’ and less of a ‘suggester’?

    PhilBee, NZ
    .-= PhilBee, NZ´s last blog ..Bluefin Tuna On The UN Menu =-.

    • A lack of teeth pitted against an abundance of dollars has time and time again shown there is only one viable option…let the offenders do as they please while these organizations perform the proverbial dog and pony show.


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