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The Bluefin Tuna's Demise

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The story of a species on the brink of extinction.

To those of us with an interest in environmental affairs, the plight of the bluefin tuna is by now a familiar story. Driven by demand in Japan's seafood market, stocks of the predatory fish with the brilliant red flesh have depleted 85% over the last forty-odd years. Earlier this year, a bid to ban commercial fishing of bluefin tuna was denied at the annual United Nations meeting on......read more

Adrian Grenier for Oceana

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SHFT co-founder swims with endangered bluefin tuna.

Entourage star and SHFT co-founder Adrian Grenier is working with Oceana to raise awareness about the endangered bluefin tuna. In this newly released, call-to-action TV spot, nicely directed by Klaus Obermeyer from Aero Film, he goes for a swim alongside the massive, fast-swimming fish. For more, be sure to check out some behind the scenes footage of the PSA shot by GQ and Nautica. ...read more

The Farmer and The Bluefin

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The Perennial Plate takes a looks at the controversial practice of tuna farming

Driven by demand in Japan's seafood market, stocks of the bluefin tuna have depleted 85 percent over the last forty-odd years. Can aquaculture help meet the demand and save the threatened species? In "The Farmer and the Bluefin," The Perennial Plate hones its cameras in on a bluefin tuna farm in Wakayama, Japan. Whereas most bluefin farming operations capture young fish......read more

Farming the Bluefin

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Can aquaculture help save the world’s largest tuna?

The giant Atlantic bluefin tuna is one of the fastest fish in the sea. A fierce predator, it hunts incessantly and can cross the ocean multiple times in its life. Now, European researchers are looking to convert this very wild — and very threatened — species into a farm animal. In Sunday's Week in Review in the New York Times, Paul Greenberg, author of "Four Fish: The Future of the......read more

SHFT Sampler 2-25-11

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Amazon deforestation rising, Costco improves seafood policy, Nutmobile goes green, and more.

Falling Up: Almost a year ago, we happily reported that global deforestation rates were falling sharply, thanks in large part to less logging in the Amazon. But newly released study, is turning our upside-down frowns back around again. The figures in the report say that Amazon deforestation rates are up 1000% from last year. Dirty Air Act: Faced with stiff pressure from Congressional......read more

SHFT Sampler 1-14-11

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Weekly links: Beyond plastic packaging, the bluefin tuna question, repurposed Circle Ks, and more.

It's 2011, we've known about the problems of plastic pollution for, oh, a few decades now. So why the hell is excessive plastic packaging still so pervasive? On her Design Observer blog, superstar designer Marian Bantjes challenges product designers to think beyond plastics.  In Brooklyn, Pratt Institute's newly opened Myrtle Hall flexes the school's commitment to sustainability. The......read more

Bluefin Tuna Ban Rejected

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A proposal to ban the export of the critically endangered bluefin tuna has been rejected at a UN wildlife meeting.

Some dismaying news for our oceans today, when a bid to ban commercial trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna was shot down at UN endangered species meetings. The proposal, tabled by Monaco, was opposed by Japan, Canada, and many developing countries on the grounds it would devastate fishing economies. Demand for bluefin tuna is driven by luxury seafood markets in Japan, where it is a sushi mainstay.......read more

Matuse Premium Tuna T

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Soft cotton t-shirt inspired by Tokyo's lively fish markets $40.00

Ichiban number one!  Featuring hand drawn artwork from Matuse homie Chris Del Moro, the Premium Tuna T is an ode to the one of the fastest swimmers in the sea. The custom sewn silhouette is made from super-soft cotton and printed with water-based inks. We're not going to vouch for Japanese tuna fishing, but that's a great graphic. Designed and made in California. ...read more

Matunas Eco Surf Wax

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Surf smarter with the original organic surf wax. $1.50

Before all the major surf wax companies went "eco-friendly," there was Matunas. Matt Mattoon has been helping shredders surf smarter since 1998, when he began making organic, petroleum-free wax and selling it in recycled tuna cans. Now packaged in FSC-certified paper, Matunas Wax is 100% natural and sticks like a damn. The original eco surf wax is made using beeswax, jasmine, clay, and......read more

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