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Freshly-harvested Bluefin tunas are uploaded from a "tuna farm", off the Calabrian coast in southern Italy November 20, 2009. Fishing nations agreed to cut by about a third the quota for Atlantic bluefin tuna, a giant fish prized by sushi lovers, numbers of which have been decimated by commercial catches. Picture taken November 20, 2009.
Reuters/Tony Gentile
Gotta catch ’em all?

The ocean is about to face a wave of extinction. Can anything be done?

By Tim Fernholz

Update, 6.12.15: The podcast has now launched, and you can listen or subscribe to Actuality in iTunes.

Quartz and Marketplace are collaborating on a new podcast, and as a special preview, we’re releasing last week’s test episode. Listen as hosts Tim Fernholz and Sabri Ben-Achour face up to ocean extinction and try to figure out if we can eat our sushi and have wild tuna, too.

We’re joined by Quartz’s own Gwynn Guilford; University of California, Santa Barbara ecologist Douglas McCauley; author of Four Fish and American Catch Paul Greenberg; and World Resource Institute senior associate Lauretta Burke.

Send us your thoughts on the podcast and what we should discuss in future episodes.

Tim Fernholz
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