The Associated Press quotes Golet in article about bluefin tuna
The Associated Press published an article and video about Atlantic bluefin tuna and a possible recovery for the species that included an interview with Walter Golet, a research assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine. The fish can weigh more than half a ton, and commercial fishermen can make a large profit on just one. But the species has been overfished in the past. The bluefin tuna is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and though the species appears to be recovering, its population today is still a small part of what it was 60 years ago, the article states. International regulators have decided that recovery is sufficient and more fishing can be allowed, and U.S. ocean managers have increased quotas by about 17 percent, according to The Post. A battle continues between fishing groups and environmental groups over the best course of action regarding the tuna. “There’s probably no fish that’s ever been more politicized than Atlantic bluefin tuna,” Golet said. “People get a passion for this fish. And people are making a living off of this fish.” The Washington Post, Portland Press Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette and Southeast Missourian carried the AP article.