"US Seeks Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Ban in Challenge To Japan"

"The United States called Wednesday for a ban on the international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna to save the species from extinction, challenging Japan ahead of a major global meeting.

With demand for sushi and sashimi driving the world's tuna stocks to dangerously low levels, the United States said it would ask a meeting in Qatar to declare the commercial trade in tuna a threat to the survival of the species."

AFP had the story March 3, 2010.

See Also:

"U.S. Backs International Trade Ban on Atlantic Bluefin Tuna" (Washington Post)

"U.S. Backs Proposed Trading Ban on Bluefin Tuna" (Greenwire)

Source: AFP, 03/04/2010