Tinned Tuna

Tuna are for life, not just for lunch.

Posted by Willie — 2 May 2014 at 12:00am - Comments
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Tuna are awesome. We don’t get to say that enough, so since it’s World Tuna Day, I want to make amends. These fish are majestic ocean wanderers, who have earned their place in history, but today they are sadly the icons of global overfishing & dodgy fishing methods, and a globally-traded commodity.

Breaking: Tesco backs down and Oriental & Pacific cleans up

Posted by Ariana Densham — 10 April 2014 at 1:27pm - 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.

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.

"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?

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.

The Italian Job: reeling in the Italian tuna industry

Posted by simon clydesdale — 9 March 2012 at 1:56pm - 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.

Same fish, new business model

Posted by simon clydesdale — 17 August 2011 at 5:40pm - 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.

Change your tuna goes global as NZ and Canada turn the heat on their tins

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 20 June 2011 at 3:51pm - Comments
GPNZ tinned tuna activists outside Sealord HQ in Auckland
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GPNZ tinned tuna activists outside Sealord HQ in Auckland

Our campaign for sustainable tinned tuna has gained huge public and media support in the UK, acclaimed as ‘one of the most successful environmental campaigns in years’ by The Independent. And now the campaign to protect the Pacific by cleaning up tinned tuna has gone global...

A change in tuna policy: Morrisons move means all UK supermarkets switch

Posted by Willie — 12 April 2011 at 9:35am - Comments
Tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean
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Tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean

Brilliant news! Morrisons has announced a new policy on tinned tuna, committing to stop sourcing fish caught via destructive fishing methods: this means that now all major UK supermarkets have now changed their policy towards being more sustainable. This leaves John West as the last major supplier left that still needs to change its tuna.

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