You want a sad story? Go over to today’s New York Times Magazine and read “Tuna’s End,” a long, fascinating, and depressing account of the demise of the Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). Sushi eaters (especially in Japan) won’t stop eating them, fisherman won’t stop catching them, and no nation is willing to step up to the plate to protect them.
Please, don’t eat bluefins.
Bluefin (painting by Flick Ford).