Also signs up to support Pacific marine reserves following Greenpeace campaign
London, 26th July 2011- John West today became the last of the major UK
tuna industry players to announce that they will shift to greener
fishing methods. All of the UK’s major tinned tuna companies and
supermarket own-brands have now promised to drop a fishing method which
is responsible for high levels of bycatch and have committed to no
longer sourcing tuna from within the Pacific Commons marine reserves.
John West, which produces one-third of all the tuna tins sold in the UK and is owned by the world’s largest seafood producing company Thai Union, joins UK companies Princes, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, M&S, Tesco, the Co-op and Morrisons, who have already ditched tuna fishing methods that use vast nets called ‘purse seines’ along with Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs).