Blog: Oceans

That tuna doesn't belong there!

Posted by victoriah — 11 March 2014 at 3:52pm - Comments

Dirty, unsustainable tuna like Oriental and Pacific doesn’t belong on Tesco shelves (for more about why that is, check out this story, or read on!)

Which has got a lot of people thinking. Where else does Oriental and Pacific not belong?

Well for one, it certainly doesn't belong hidden in other parts of the shop. Does it?

5 simple ways to get dodgy tuna off Tesco shelves

Posted by victoriah — 6 March 2014 at 6:04pm - Comments
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Tesco customers return Oriental and Pacific tuna

We’re getting closer to victory.

Just a few days ago, Tesco was hit by a massive outcry over dodgy tuna. An incredible 60,000 people called on them to remove Oriental and Pacific, a cut-price tinned tuna fished with destructive methods, killing sharks, turtles and rays (some of which are endangered) alongside the tuna.

How extreme weather is putting fishermen out of business

Posted by Phil Lockley — 6 March 2014 at 5:57pm - Comments
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Fishing communities are now "based on razor-blade economics and driven by factors and rules that continually flow from city offices"

The weather forecast determines my life these days. This wind has been consistent in its strength since before Christmas, I got several big landings of line-caught squid then, and since then, a couple of days trying to catch mackerel, but that’s it.

Translating Tesco-speak on tinned tuna policy

Posted by Willie — 3 March 2014 at 2:23pm - Comments

We’ve nailed Tesco on being a Dodgy Dealer over tinned tuna. The issue was explained in Hugh’s last Fish Fight programme on Sunday night, but Tesco customers could be excused for being a little confused at what exactly is going on.

From win to bin: our 2014 tuna league table

Posted by Ariana Densham — 28 February 2014 at 6:59pm - Comments
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2014 Tuna League Table

The results are in!

Which tinned tuna brands win, and which ones are fit for the bin? This tinned tuna league table reveals exactly how the tins stack up.

Tell the Big Bad Wolf to change their tune over tuna. Again!

Posted by Ariana Densham — 28 February 2014 at 6:56pm - Comments
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Dodgy tuna

Once upon a time, well actually, three years ago, Tesco promised to help protect our oceans. Just like a knight in shining armour arriving to save the day, they suddenly switched and made the boldest public promise of all the tuna brands to clean up their tins just before we launched a tuna league table in which they were last.

Top ten reasons to LOVE the ocean

Posted by Willie — 14 February 2014 at 11:02am - Comments
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It’s Valentine’s Day. To offer you a sugar-free, non-commercialised way of celebrating here are our top ten reasons to LOVE the ocean.

Repeat offender – the Russian factory trawler seized by Senegal

Posted by Willie — 14 January 2014 at 4:08pm - Comments
Greenpace takes action aginst Russian trawler fishing illegally in West Africa
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Greenpeace encounters the Oleg Naydenov fishing illegally in 2012

Have you heard the one about Greenpeace controlling the French Navy? No, me neither. But you might be forgiven for being confused by some recent reports about the Russian trawler seized in West Africa.

Pirate fishing is a big problem. Sometimes it’s fishing over quota (catching more than you should, or species that you shouldn’t), sometimes it’s fishing in ways or places you shouldn’t. Overfishing may seem like a victimless crime – but it isn’t, and the ultimate effect is bad news for our oceans, the creatures that live in them, and the humans whose livelihoods or future food source depends on them.

Arrest of the Oleg Naydenov shows flag states need to better control their fleets

Posted by Daniel — 9 January 2014 at 3:00pm - Comments

In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen reported a rapid and significant increase in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of 29 large foreign trawlers, which together were taking as much as half of the country's catch of pelagic fish. The licences had been granted under dubious circumstances by the previous fisheries minister, as exposed in this report by Greenpeace Africa.

Oops: University of Aberdeen used to justify Iceland's whaling programme.

Posted by Willie — 3 December 2013 at 12:35pm - Comments
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University of Aberdeen research is being used to justify Iceland's whaling programme.

Science doesn’t always get a lot of breaks, it’s constantly twisted and misrepresented in the media, and sometimes the best intentions end up being used in ways the scientists themselves would never want them to be or condone. Who’d have thought, for example, that UK universities could be used to defend commercial whaling? Yet, that's exactlly what's happening right now.

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