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Customer outrage over tuna giants John West and Thai Union

Posted by Ariana Densham — 21 October 2015 at 9:56am - Comments
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on John West's broken sustainability promise

Tuna has finally gone mainstream, following the outcry in the media that John West* has broken its sustainability and traceability promises. 

We’ve reached millions of people, from This Morning with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show, to The Times front page and countless other newspapers, everyone is outraged by the embarrassing progress John West has made meeting its sustainability promise to customers. 

The winners and losers: tinned tuna league table kicks off new campaign to end destructive fishing

Posted by Ariana Densham — 2 October 2015 at 3:29pm - Comments
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John West are failing to meet their commitment to source sustainable tuna

The new Greenpeace tinned tuna league table exposes the wide gulf between UK supermarkets and brands which have taken sustainability seriously and those which have simply broken promises to clean up. Use this to help you decide which brands to buy and which to avoid until they improve. 

#JustTuna

Name that tuna

Posted by Willie — 30 April 2014 at 12:51pm - Comments
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Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the relatively-tiddly and widespread skipjack, right up to the majestic but beleaguered bluefins.

Breaking: Tesco backs down and Oriental & Pacific cleans up

Posted by Ariana Densham — 10 April 2014 at 12:27pm - Comments
Olive Ridley turtle in the Pacific Ocean
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Olive Ridley turtle in the Pacific Ocean

I’m so happy to announce that after we released our 2014 tuna league table, and after all your emails, tweets and calls to Tesco over the last few weeks – we have a fantastic victory. The manufacturer of Oriental & Pacific tuna has agreed to our demands. This means that fewer sharks, turtles and rays will be killed as a result of the method used to fish this tuna.

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

Posted by Willie — 20 March 2014 at 10:32am - 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?’

The Italian Job: reeling in the Italian tuna industry

Posted by simon clydesdale — 9 March 2012 at 12:56pm - Comments
Tuna and bycatch caught in the east Pacific
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Tuna and bycatch caught in the east Pacific

The sands in the tuna campaign have shifted again, and the oceans and tuna will ultimately be better off for it. Our Italian colleagues have just announced that the local tinned tuna brand Mareblu has committed to stop using Fads (fish aggregation devices) - the destructive marine minefields that have been blighting the oceans for decades.

Tuna bluewash? Bolton’s fishy commitments

Posted by simon clydesdale — 30 January 2012 at 12:19pm - Comments
A Greenpeace activist cuts the lines on a fish aggregating device (FAD) - curren
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Tuna giant Bolton says it will be '100% sustainable' by 2017, but how?

After the huge success of our UK tinned tuna campaign, described by the Independent as "one of the most successful environmental campaigns in years", it was great to hear a big European tuna brand - Bolton commit to completely clean up its act.

The video the global tuna industry doesn’t want you to see

Posted by simon clydesdale — 17 November 2011 at 1:22pm - Comments

Today we've released shocking footage of ocean life dying in gruesome ways at the hands of industrial tuna fishers in the Pacific Ocean. The footage was shot by a New Zealand helicopter pilot turned whistleblower, who undertook aerial reconnaissance for tuna boats in the Pacific in 2009.

NZ company Sealord told, 'Change your tuna - not just your logo'

Posted by nick_gp — 30 August 2011 at 2:36pm - Comments
Greenpeace New Zealand tell Sealord to change it's tuna - with a giant tin
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Greenpeace New Zealand tell Sealord to change it's tuna - with a giant tin

After the success of the UK Change Your Tuna campaign, where all our major tinned tuna brands have now pledged to phase out the worst fishing practices, our New Zealand office has brought the campaign to Kiwi cans - upping the pressure on home-grown seafood giant Sealord this week, writes Nick Young of Greenpeace NZ.

Same fish, new business model

Posted by simon clydesdale — 17 August 2011 at 4:40pm - Comments
Skipjack tuna caught by pole-and-line off Flores, Indonesia
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Skipjack tuna caught by pole-and-line off Flores, Indonesia

The hubbub has now died down since we announced that John West’s shift completed a clean sweep of change among major players in the UK tuna market. And it’s been a week since Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight: The Battle Continues reinforced this message, making people think about how we use and need to protect the extraordinary resources of the waters that dominate this globe.

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