Since 2009, the Principality of Monaco and the Prince Albert II Foundation have been mobilising private and public stakeholders at the national and international levels to save a species: bluefin tuna. Read on for more details.
Bluefin tuna, a fish which is a symbol of the Mediterranean, has been overfished for decades due to its highly sought-after flesh, which is particularly popular with those who enjoy Japanese cuisine. In the mid-2000s, as prices soared, 80% of stocks disappeared and the survival of the species appeared to be at risk. Despite the alarms raised by scientists and environmental organisations, fishermen continued to overexploit stocks.