Taiga Takahashi

Left Out at Sea: Highly Migratory Fish and the Endangered Species Act

Of the nearly 2,000 threatened and endangered species protected by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), not one is a highly migratory fish. Despite well-documented population declines in many species of highly migratory fish over the past fifty years, including tuna, marlin, and shark, no highly migratory fish has ever been listed for protection.