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Japan UN Saving Species

A sushi chef picks a fillet of red tuna, or “akami,” next to fillets of high-quality fatty Atlantic bluefin tuna, or “o-toro.” middle row, and medium-quality fatty Atlantic bluefin tuna, or “chu-toro,” foreground, at a Sushi-Zanmai sushi restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. A U.N. body best known for protecting tigers and elephants will focus on the world’s overfished oceans beginning this week with proposals to regulate the shark trade and ban the export of a tuna species prized by sushi lovers. Japan, which consumes 80 percent of Atlantic bluefin, has said it will ignore the ban. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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