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Celebrities Pose Naked to Save Bluefin Tuna (Who Are Always Naked)

Posted by Tom Chandler 6/16/2009

The words "naked celebrities" are sure to generate a lot more traffic than "Save the Bluefin Tuna," which is why we're running a picture of naked celebrities (who are naked, by the way, and celebrities) instead of simply calling attention to the problem of the fast-disappearing ocean fish.

Stocks of Bluefin Tuna are fading fast, and with a recent market survey suggesting an overwhelming majority of the fish available on the Japanese market are immature juveniles, it's likely the things could fall below the level of a viable genetic population soon.



From the Telegraph:

Celebrities who have already seen the film were so shocked that many have posed naked for the acclaimed photographer Ian Rankin to raise awareness.

Greta Scacchi, who took part alongside Emilia Fox and Terry Gilliam, urged consumers to only buy sustainable fish to help stocks of all fish recover as well as the bluefin tuna.

"The film is based on meticulous and accurate research and it is shocking to hear the experts reporting that if we continue with current fishing methods – a free for all, largely unregulated plundering of the sea – the prediction is that within 40 years the sea will be inhabited only by worms and jellyfish," she said

I'm all for saving the bluefin tuna, but wonder exactly why it is we're forced to rely on the participation of celebrities - most of whom seemed to know nothing at all about the problem until they were shocked into awareness.

Are California's salmon stocks due to disappear from the face of the earth - at least until Pamela Anderson decides to dedicate her next amateur sex video to Klamath Dam removal?

Is Rock Snot going to continue to rule the world until Eric Clapton issues a call for guitar wannabees the world over to lash out at the slimy invasive?

As a culture, we seem to place a lot of stock in what celebrities do, forgetting that they're mostly famous because they act or entertain (or simply shock). They're like the population in general (some are nice, some are smart, some are stupid, and some are real assholes), and if you've ever endured one of those "name the top fly fishing celebrities" threads on a message board, you'll wonder why it is so many apparently look for validation from a bunch of actors.

So while we're happy to have the "Naked Celebrity" traffic, we'll end with "Save the Bluefin Tuna - naked or not."

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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

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The cult of celebrity? Oh, I agree totally. The moment Paris Hilton gets involved with fly fishing, we're gone...
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I'm down with Elle. Anytime. And yes, I was being sarcastic, and the point wasn't to rank on celebrities. It's to point out the insanity of causes become relevant to the populace only after someone famous gets involved, despite the fact that a naked actress doesn't know bluefin tuna from a blue-eyed daisy. Believe me, if Julia Roberts announced a boycott of Nestle bottled water because they're assholes, ... more I'd run with it like I'd stolen something, but it would still make me wonder at the cult of celebrity that flourishes today.
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and if Elle Macpherson gets involved...just link me to the site, thanks.
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What I'm saying is....they're just trying to help.
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"most of whom seemed to know NOTHING AT ALL about the problem until they were SHOCKED into awareness." I got the impression you were being sarcastic, Tom. If true, it doesn't become you. Are you saying they should have known about it? What, along with all the other environmental problems we have? They have to know all of 'em? And, is there a problem that when they heard about it, they were shocked ... more enough to decide that something had to be done, and used their exposure as celebrities to help? Not all celebs are Paris Hilton (yes, some are even worse...) but if I could get a big name to support World Vision, for example, I'd do it. Tom, I'm sure if your were enough of a celebrity, you'd happily put your name to a cause you believed in, whether about fish or starving children. But...keep the pants on, please....:)
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Why celebrities? Mainly to reach the short attention span of the American public. Conservation issues do not "need" them, but in some ways that is what is necessary to garner a large portion of interest. Sad but true.... If you put Paris Hilton in a "Save the Whales" commercial you would have an army of tweens to man the Sea Shepherd the very next day.
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So did they kill a fish to make a point about killing fish…
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samistopdog: He can't possibly be casting that rod I think that's simply an unfortunate camera angle on Tom Rosenbauer casting in saltwater. He can cast, believe me. SMJ: I have to admit that after seeing the photo of the naked celebrities, I no longer have a desire to eat bluefin tuna…or anything else.(Yuck!) I agree; the picture was supposedly taken by an "acclaimed" photographer, but it didn't ... more impress.
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I have to admit that after seeing the photo of the naked celebrities, I no longer have a desire to eat bluefin tuna… or anything else. (Yuck!)
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Off subject...but FF related. What the hell is the fellow doing in the Orvis podcast add right next to Chris Raine Hollowbuilt.com add at the top of this page. He can't possibly be casting that rod ...no way would Orvis, a leader in casting schools world-wide allow such a lousy example of what to do with a fly rod be displayed in an add. any ideas? Maybe he is trying to get the taste of a competators ... more rod out of his system
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