Germany is the latest country to support Monaco's call to list Atlantic bluefin tune on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES.

 

Germany is the latest country to support Monaco's call to list Atlantic bluefin tune on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES.

This would effectively ban international trade of the species. France and UK initially supported Monaco's call to ban trade on tuna at the next meeting in Doha in March 2010. The Netherlands joined the call and now Germany has too, bringing further force to the argument.

“Up to now, attempts under the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy for protection of bluefin tuna have been ineffective,” said Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s environment minister. “We support Monaco’s proposal for the listing of Atlantic bluefin tuna on CITES Appendix I.”

See Seas At Risk earlier article on the issue.

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