Robert De Niro serving endangered fish

Robert De NiroThree of Robert De Niro‘s Nobu restaurants in London have been found serving Atlantic bluefin tuna. This fish is so endangered that the World Wildlife Fund has called for a ban on selling the rare fish. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List classifies the species as critically endangered. However, no legal action has been taken to ban the fish species from being sold even though it’s near extinction. The Nobu menu neglects to name the species in the menu. When asked whether they have Atlantic bluefin on the menu, restaurant staff told them they did not have it. However, DNA tests proved otherwise, according to the London Telegraph. Greenpeace’s Willie Mackenzie has been quoted by the telegraph.co.uk as saying, “Nobu and Robert De Niro are clearly making a great deal of money serving up endangered fish and they were reported this year as trying to sell a controlling share of their restaurant chain at a valuation of $400 million. Now it turns out that Nobu’s celebrity clientele are unwittingly pushing bluefin tuna towards extinction, and they should demand that the restaurant stop serving it immediately.”

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  1. Nancy • September 9, 2008 @ 11:29 AM

    I don’t know….the whole thing smells fishy to me!!

    😀

  2. liam • September 9, 2008 @ 4:41 PM

    if robert deniro said they don’t have then they don’t have it (im a avid fan of mr deniro rightous kill is going to be awesome

  3. Whatever • September 9, 2008 @ 5:22 PM

    like money hungry people care about anyone else than themselves. not surprised.

  4. Ken • September 10, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

    It could be that whoever sold the fish to the restaurant said that it was something other that Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.

  5. tributegirl • September 11, 2008 @ 2:41 PM

    Actually, Ken, that’s what I was thinking.

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