“They’re fast, strong and can weigh up to 1,000 pounds — but Pacific bluefin tuna are no match for today’s tech-savvy fishing rigs.
The population of Pacific bluefin tuna has tumbled to 2.6% of pre-fished levels, but one university in Japan has found an answer.
“Japan is the largest consumer of tuna in the world, and we are feeling a sense of crisis,” said Syunichi Kanke, a lab worker at Kindai University Aquaculture Research Institute.
Kindai University is a leader in fish farming — the practice of raising fish in enclosures. It has been working on a sustainable solution since being established in 1948.”