by MPD
Categories: Animals, People
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Gonna grab some sushi for dinner? Think again! Actor Adrien Grenier is asking friends, fans and foes to do their part to help him preserve the bluefin tuna species.

Grenier has previously worked with Oceana and GQ’s Gentlemen’s Fund to support the breed and recently published a piece on The Huffington Post asking for support.

“Too many of us love to eat them — particularly as sushi or sashimi, says Grenier. “To satisfy our appetite, the fishing industry has developed better and faster techniques for catching bluefin. The tuna industry has also adopted the practice of catching juveniles and “fattening” them in large pens out on the open ocean. The removal of these fish from the wild before they are able to spawn is rapidly becoming one of the biggest threats to their survival.”

The International Convention to Conserve Atlantic Tuna — a watch group organized to oversee the Atlantic bluefin fishing business — is gathering in Paris for their annual meeting later this year. Sadly, according to Grenier, little progress is expected to be made.

“This group…has too often ignored its own scientists’ recommendations for setting responsible tuna quotas. An independent body commissioned to review the organization has called it “‘an international disgrace.’”

Wanna find out more about the bluefin tuna? Check out Adrian’s entire piece at HuffingtonPost.com.

  • Kimitake Hiraoka

    This remark has been removed due to a violation of our commenting policy. — Ecorazzi

    • Kimitake Hiraoka

      Oh come on… surely not.

      Might I enquire as to which commenting policy the remark so violated?

      • http://www.ecorazzi.com Michael dEstries

        Baiting.

      • Kimitake Hiraoka

        Well hey, better than if I had been drift netting eh?? ho ho

        But seriously, I’d like to appeal the decision to censor my comment. I believe it had a valid underlying point that deserved to be made.

        Also I would like to request that my ability to post immediately and without prior moderation be restored. I note that there are far more offensive and habitual violators of the commenting policy who retain their ability to post without prior moderation, so I ask that in the interests of fairness and equity that I be allowed to do so too. Particularly as we approach the 2010/11 research season, it is essential that I be able to keep the loonies around here in check in a timely fashion.

        I await your considered response in earnest.