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Feds to study oil spill's effect on bluefin tuna

4 years ago Monday, October 11, 2010 3:15:09 AM CDT October 11, 2010 Monday, October 11 2010 Oct 11, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

The National Marine Fisheries Service will study whether the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has hurt the bluefin tuna population to the point that the fish should be placed on the endangered species list.

The agency says the Center for Biological Diversity's San Francisco office provided scientific information to back up its request to protect bluefin tuna under the Endangered Species Act.

The agency says it will make its recommendation by May 2011.

Bluefin tuna are believed to live only in the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

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