This delightful species has unfortunately also ended up on the endangered list. Brought back from the edge of extinction with their numbers having been bred to reach 300, they remain under threat in their natural habitats in North America.
This fish is subject to illegal fishing and overfishing. Restaurants continue to place this fish on their menus, despite the fact that it has been placed on the endangered list. Bluefin tuna is regarded as a delicacy and is frequently found in rare sushi or sashimi dishes.