‘ Pacific Blue Fin Tuna in Risk of Extinction ‘

#AceFoodNews – Nov.17 – The Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish used in sushi and sashimi dishes, is at risk of extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) said on Monday.

' Blue Fin Tuna '

‘ Blue Fin Tuna ‘

According to the conservation body, the global food market places “unsustainable pressure” on this species and others, AFP said.

The bluefin tuna joined the Chinese pufferfish, American eel, Chinese cobra and Australian black grass-dart butterfly on the IUCN’s “red list” of threatened species.