New proposals would restrict or ban international trade of several marine species used for food decoration. But some countries are unwilling to give up a lucrative industry without a fight.
The Washington Post - November 29, 2009
Thinking globally to save riches of the sea Article | Given the price a single bluefin tuna can fetch -- one sold for a record $173,600 a few years ago at Tokyo's Tsukiji market -- it's not surprising that the rich, buttery fish is a prized catch. Or that it has prompted a feeding frenzy among international traders.