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Bluefin tuna gathering off Southern California coast could be off-limits to fisherman soon

Bluefin tuna gathering off Southern California coast could be off-limits to fisherman soon

Pacific bluefin tuna could be off-limits for U.S. fishermen if federal scientists agree to protect the coveted game fish under the Endangered Species Act.

The Center for Biological Diversity, with more than a dozen groups including Greenpeace, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club, has petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to list bluefin as an endangered species. The process of review and public comment on the endangered listing would take two years, if the service agrees to consider it.

“Without help, we may see the last Pacific bluefin tuna sold off and lost to extinction,” said Catherine Kilduff, an attorney for the Center for Biological...

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