Blog: Oceans

3 ways Tesco is lying to its customers

Posted by Ariana Densham — 28 March 2014 at 6:49pm - Comments
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Busted: Tesco are dishing out fishy lies again. And they’re hoping that we’ll all swallow it, hook, line and sinker.

In pictures: Over 30 years of anti-whaling campaigning

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 28 March 2014 at 3:45pm - Comments
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A sperm whale

It’s decision time today for the future of the giant mammal as a U.N. top court rules whether Japan has the right to hunt whales in the Antarctic. Australia has asked the International Court of Justice to stop Japan’s whale hunt claiming their program is not scientific but commercial, because of its large scale.<--break->

Why Greenpeace can't - and won't - endorse farmed salmon

Posted by Willie — 21 March 2014 at 4:13pm - Comments
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Greenpeace doesn’t endorse farmed salmon. There you go, that’s it in black and white. Next time you see someone say we do – feel free to forward a link to this blog-post.

I’m writing this to set the record straight after a few instances of producers and retailers (and even the occasional NGO) wilfully misrepresenting us as having supported, endorsed, or given their salmon farming some sort of ‘best practice award’.

"Why are sharks, turtles and rays more important than tuna?"

Posted by Willie — 20 March 2014 at 11:32am - Comments
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Is this shark more important than the other fish?

Here’s a question which has cropped up from some supporters about our work on tinned tuna.

‘Why are sharks, turtles and rays more important than tuna?’

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.

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