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Looting the Sea I: The Black Market in Bluefin Tuna

In Archive, Stories on November 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Looting the Sea I is an award-winning investigation focused on the prized Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, a sushi delicacy served in restaurants worldwide. For seven months, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists deployed a team of 12 reporters to investigate the bluefin trade. The project found that the demise of the bluefin was directly linked to years of widespread fraud, negligence, and lack of oversight that spanned the entire bluefin supply chain — from fishing fleets and tuna ranches to distributors. The investigation included a 26-minute documentary co-produced between ICIJ and London-based tve that aired on BBC World News and numerous reprints and quotes as described in my blog. Read about the impact of the story.