For the first time, captive bluefin tuna have produced millions of eggs without a chemical nudge from a dose of artificial hormones. Is this really a step forwards for the species? Or are they doomed to become domesticated shadows of their former, wild cousins who will still be caught, still be made into sushi, and still vanish from the oceans?
I’ve just read Paul Greenberg’s Four Fish – a fantastic read that I’ll be blogging about more soon. And I whole-heartedly recommend it for his lucid and intelligent analysis of the debate about farming fish to feed the world… and he has a thing or two to say about farming tuna.
Read more on the bluefin spawning story at the Independent.