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1-year ban on bluefin tuna voted for western Atlantic

Expect an increase in supermarket tuna prices, now that an international conference has voted a one-year ban on all fishing for bluefin tuna in the western Atlantic.

The conservation move is expected to heavily affect the fishing industry along the East Coast of the United States, the Boston Globe reports.

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The drastic conservation measure was unexpectedly proposed by the US delegation to the International Commission for the Conservation of the Atlantic Tuna, because the species has been dangerously overfished.