Friday, August 14, 2009
Prince Albert II Says 'No Tuna!'
HSH Prince Albert II has ordered all restaurants in Monaco to take red tuna off the menu. This was done over concerns that the fish is growing endangered because of over-fishing. Local marine experts have tried to reassure everyone that red tuna fishing can resume when the fish have sufficiently recovered their numbers but French authorities are of the opinion that no international fishing should be allowed in the Mediterranean at all on the scale it has been. In the larger scheme of things the restaurants of Monaco are fairly "small fish" when it comes to dealing with this problem as roughly 90% of all the red tuna fished in the Mediterranean is exported to Japan.