"The Black Market in Bluefin"

"Along the Mediterranean coast of France, in the city of Montpellier, prosecutors are quietly putting on trial an ancient French tradition — the fishing and trading of the majestic Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna, a sushi delicacy sold in restaurants from New York to Tokyo. The still-secret proceedings accuse some of France’s most prominent fishing masters of illegally catching several hundred tons of the prized bluefin, a fish so severely plundered in the Mediterranean that this year it was proposed for listing as an endangered species alongside panda bears."

Marina Walker Guevara, Kate Willson, and Marcos Garcia Rey report for the Center for Public Integrity November 7, 2010.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Monday, November 8, 2010