bluefin tunas

Hi guys! I’m doing a series of ocean conservation pieces to put on redbubble and this is part one. 

The bluefin tuna is grossly overfished, and population has dropped to endangered levels. Due in part to the sushi industry, populations continue to drop as the demand for tuna rises. The bluefin tuna is a top predator, and if it disappears, the impact on ocean ecosystems will be large. Consider stopping your consumption of tuna, or limiting it to tuna that was caught with sustainable fishing. 

All profit I make on these sales will be donated to Sea Shepherd to promote ocean conservation and protect the tuna.

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Sirena, the Jewel of the Sea

It’s typical of me to be late to the party, but at least the month isn’t over yet. 

This is Sirena, a character from a story that I’ve been slowly working on for the past… four years now? Yeah, that’s about right. She works in a circus as a singer and a “World Marvel”. She is French Canadian, and hails from Nova Scotia. Her coloring and body shape is inspired by bluefin tuna. Enjoy!

JAPAN, Tokyo : President of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura, displays a 200kg bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on January 5, 2016. The bluefin tuna was traded at 117,000 USD (14 million yen) at the wholesale market on the first trading day of the new year. Tsukiji market will close its doors after 80 years followed by a new market opening in Toyosu this autumn. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO         


Panda sandwich? That’s a no, isn’t it. 
So why are we still eating tuna?

Bluefin tuna are the largest tuna, they can live up to 40 years. They migrate across oceans and can dive more than 4,000 feet. They’re pretty wild. They’re also endangered. 


Do something about it. Only eat sustainable fish, don’t eat tuna, in fact, just have a cheese sandwich instead.

I am very pleased to announce to all you lowly peasants that I now have my very own special Tumblr tag!

I expect to find gifts and treasures in it if you want S.P.E.C.T.R.E. to spare your life once Uncle Blofeld is freed!

By the way, I like bluefin tuna and caviar!


40 animals endangered !


Draw/Paint color series 2014  by “Art de Noé” Noé Pauporté

Artist from Brussels

Sushinomics: How Bluefin Tuna Became a Million-Dollar Fish

Every year, on the first Saturday in January, Japan makes a grand statement to the global fishing community by putting an exorbitant price on the head of a single bluefin tuna. At the famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, the first bluefin auction of the year represents many things: growing consumer demand for bluefin sashimi, the exploitation of natural resources, the collapse of a species, shortsightedness in the face of impending doom to the entire ocean, a depraved publicity stunt

In 2013, Kiyoshi Kimura, the owner of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain, paid $1.76 million for the first bluefin at Tsukiji, which weighed 489 pounds. Kimura had paid $736,000—a world-record price at the time—for the first tuna of 2012. That fish weighed 593 pounds. 

It’s no surprise, then, that journalists were steeling themselves for what was sure to come on January 4, 2014: If the past decade’s trend in pricing continued, this year’s first tuna would surely fetch more than a million dollars. But the Tsukiji fish market bucked tradition this weekend and sold its first tuna to Kimura, yet again, for a mere $70,000. That’s still way more money than most bluefin go for in Japan. But compared to what everyone was expecting—an extravagant sum to start off the new year and remind us that these are the most prized fish in the sea—that’s one crazy cheap tuna.

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Love sushi? Enjoy it while you can

When President Barack Obama traveled to Tokyo last April, he sat down with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a dinner at one highly acclaimed sushi restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro.

The restaurant, nestled inside a Tokyo subway station, has received a Michelin star every year since 2007, and has a celebrity clientele that includes Katy Perry and Hugh Jackman. Eighty-nine-year-old owner Jiro Ono’s rigid discipline was featured in the popular documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

“[Obama] said three times, ‘This is the best sushi I’ve ever had in my life’,” Ono’s son recalled, Agence-France Presse reported.

Unfortunately, the global population of the key ingredient for “best sushi ever” is rapidly dwindling. According to Ono himself, our growing global appetite for spicy tuna rolls, nigiri and sashimi has pushed industrial fishing fleets to flood the market with almost no regard for regulations. 

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Look at them!! 
Mom 051, baby 052 and presumed big brother 050!
This matriline belongs to Bartolo’s pod, this pod stays from the South of Portugal to the left side of the Strait, where all the Almadrabas are!

Please help Manu Esteve, (marine biologist) find sponsors to finish a 27 minutes movie about the orcas from the Strait of Gibraltar, who have the tradition of taking the bluefin tuna from the fishing lines.

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anonymous asked:

Could you please get the word out on here that the bluefin tuna is nearing extinction and to ask people to not eat, order, or buy tuna for while? Thank you.

I apologize for not getting to this sooner. I had written a response on the mobile app but have been having issues with it.

Bluefin tuna are one of the most over harvested fish and their numbers are rapidly dwindling. We are very quickly approaching the point of no return where the population will dip so low that it will not be able to recover and the species will go extinct.

I personally do not eat any tuna at all because of the over fishing and the impact that it has on other species and the environment. I do not think that anyone can in good conscience eat tuna, there is currently no sustainable way of collecting them. Tuna also contain high levels of mercury so aren’t really great for your health anyway. So skipping the tuna sushi and tuna sandwiches are better for your health and the environment.

Ok I just watched a documentary on Netflix that was advertised as being about the history of sushi but it spent like 5 seconds on the history and the rest of the hour and a half on conservation of the bluefin tuna.