July 26, 2006Join explorer-writer Jon Bowermaster as he
visits huge fish farms off the coast of Croatia that have sprung up to
feed the growing worldwide hunger for tuna.Juvenile bluefin tuna
are regularly caught before they reach breeding age. The youngsters are
then fattened up in the fish farms.These farms are one reason
the species has nearly been wiped out in the east Atlantic and
Mediterranean by overfishing, warns international conservation
organization WWF.(Read the news story: "Bluefin Tuna in Atlantic Nearing Extinction, Conservation
Group Says" [July 24, 2006].)
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