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Pacific bluefin tuna joins list of threatened species

Global food trends and destruction of habitats are edging species towards extinction

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The Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish used in sushi and sashimi dishes, is at risk of extinction as the global food market places "unsustainable pressure" on the species and others, a conservation body warned on Monday.

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THE Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish used in sushi and sashimi dishes, is at risk of extinction as the global food market places "unsustainable pressure" on the species and others, a conservation body warned on Monday.

The bluefin tuna joined the Chinese pufferfish, American eel

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