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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Captain Paul Watson discusses the plight of the BlueFin tuna

Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Society has posted a new video on-line in which he discusses the plight of the Bluefin Tuna Species. To watch this 2 minute video please click on the following link:

It is a fact that the  Atlantic bluefin  species has  become extinct in the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea due to overfishing! Once again we see an Asian country, this time the Japanese as being responsible for a sharp decline in Bluefin tuna populations in this planet! Bluefin tuna populations have declined alarmingly over the past few decades - not just Atlantic bluefin tuna, but also Pacific bluefin tuna and southern bluefin tuna.
In all cases, the decline has largely been driven by Japanese demand for sushi and sashimi!!!
(source: )  This again suggests that those of us who want to ensure that the Bluefin tuna species survives on this planet have to act on its behalf! How can you do this? Stop buying products and services from Japan and phone or write the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan using the following information:
Minstry of the Environment Government of Japan 
Godochosha No. 5, Kasumigaseki 1-2-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975, Japan.
Tel: +81-(0)3-3581-3351 E-mail: Use the following link:  Maybe if Japanese companies and those which provide services to us sustain a hit to their profit margins they think about the reasons for this decline,especially related to their abuses against this World's food sources!
"In 2007, researchers from the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)—the regulators of Northern bluefin fishing—recommended a global quota of 15,000 tonnes (15,000 LT; 17,000 ST). ICCAT then chose twice that number, later dropping it to 22,500 tonnes (22,100 LT; 24,800 ST). Their scientists now say that 7,500 tonnes (7,400 LT; 8,300 ST) is the sustainable limit.
The fishing industry continues to harvest 60,000 tonnes (59,000 LT; 66,000 ST) tons yearly!!! This is so selfish of some countries (especially the Japanese!!)


"Bluefin tuna is the largest member of the "Scrombridae" family of fishes. Bluefin tunas are distributed throughout the Atlantic in subtropical and temperate waters, and undertake extensive migrations"
 (source:. )

"This species is at serious risk of extinction if unsustainable fishing practices in the Mediterranean are not stopped." (source: )
Here is a link to a recent news video concerning the plight of the Bluefin tuna:

What can a person do to help the bluefin tuna species survive on the planet? Here are some suggestions I found online: Please click on the following link: 

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"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

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A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.