TRAFFIC Logo

Wildlife Trade Specialists

A school of Southern Bluefin Tuna © naturepl.com/David Fleetham/WWF

Southern Bluefin Tuna market in China

A school of Southern Bluefin Tuna © naturepl.com/David Fleetham/WWF

i

Published 18th August 2017

Download report

DNA tests confirm Southern Bluefin Tuna on menu in mainland China

Beijing, China, 18th August 2017—The Southern Bluefin Tuna market in China, a new study published today, has found Southern Bluefin Tuna is served in restaurants in mainland China, particularly Shanghai. This is a significant finding not only because of the threatened status of the tuna, but as it also provides insights into China’s role as a non-member of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT), the organization that sets annual fishing quotas for the tuna.

Southern Bluefin Tuna market in China

Report author(s):
Joyce Wu

Publication date:
August 2017