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Petitioning Mayor, New York City Michael Bloomberg

Ban Bluefin Tuna in NYC

Bluefin tuna have declined by up to 90 percent of their historic levels as a direct result of overfishing. Scientists predict that without action, this species faces extinction within four years.  

In spite of their endangered status, restaurants around the world continue to sell bluefin tuna at exorbitant prices.  Consumer demand fuels the continued trade in bluefin tuna, at the expense of oceanic ecosystems and subsistance fishing communities everywhere.  

In March of 2010, the UN rejected a global ban on the export of bluefin tuna.  It's long past time for local communities to stand up and take action.  Support a ban on the sale of bluefin tuna in New York City to send a clear message to the international community that we are not willing to participate in the wholesale exploitation of our oceans.  

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