Sustany® Foundation President David Reed and Sustainable Buzz Co-Chair Sarah Marshall pose for The Pew Charitable Trusts Every Picture Counts campaign. The goal of the campaign is to bring awareness to the waste of Atlantic bluefin tuna.
Atlantic bluefin tuna are incredible fish. They grow to 10 feet long, weigh up to 1,500 pounds, and live as many as 40 years. However, bluefin are depleted, and surface longline fishing takes a large part of the blame. This wasteful fishing method uses lines that extend up to 40 miles with hundreds of baited hooks intended to catch commercially valuable species such as yellowfin tuna and swordfish.
THE GOOD NEWS…NOAA Fisheries is seeking public support for a new rule that could help stop the waste of Atlantic bluefin tuna and other nontarget species. This rule will encourage a transition to more-selective fishing methods and set a firm annual limit on bluefin mortality in the surface longline fishery.
HOW YOU CAN HELP…All you have to do is take a picture! Visit the website below to have your snapshot used along with thousands of others to create a photo mosaic of a bluefin tuna. – See more at: http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/every-picture-counts-bring-the-waste-of-atlantic-bluefin-tuna-into-focus-85899487997