sustainable fishing

Taking Action on Tuna

Posted by Hélène Bourges — 27 June 2016 at 2:04pm - Comments

Right now, only two per cent of John West tuna is sustainably caught. The rest is sourced from suppliers who use indiscriminate 'fish aggregation devices' (FADs), which see turtles and sharks killed as bycatch. What's happening out at sea – and being sold in our shops – is having a devastating toll on the marine environment. This is why all of us are so determined to transform the tuna industry.


Behind The Lens

Posted by MeenaRajput — 31 May 2016 at 1:44pm - Comments

Photographer, Will Rose, joined Greenpeace activists on an expedition to the Indian Ocean to remove dozens of destructive Fish Aggregating Devices. These FADs kill endangered marine life including sharks and turtles, but despite this, leading tuna brands John West and Thai Union continue to use them. Since our campaign launched, Tesco and Waitrose have threatened to remove John West from their shelves unless they clean up their act. 

Government fishing policy judicial review verdict – Greenpeace response

Last edited 18 January 2016 at 3:54pm
18 January, 2016

Following a recent judicial review which saw Greenpeace challenge the UK Government over its distribution of fishing quota, Mrs Justice Andrews DBE has ruled in the Government’s favour.

Responding to the verdict, Greenpeace UK’s Head of Oceans, Will McCallum, said:

‘Low-impact fishing boats are the lifeblood of the UK’s fishing industry. They make up the vast majority of our fleet – but the Government’s only giving them the crumbs off the table. That’s why we launched this legal challenge.

In pictures: A good catch, celebrate sustainable fishing on World Fisheries Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 20 November 2015 at 4:21pm - Comments
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Local Malagasi fishing boat in the port of Diego, Madagascar.

Every year on the 21 November fishing communities around the world celebrate World Fisheries Day and remind us that we need to ensure a healthy oceans ecosystem with plenty more fish swimming in the sea. More than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries have been overfished and unsustainable fishing methods like bottom trawling or the use of FAD's (Fish Aggregation Devices) threaten to deplete fish stocks.

UK Government in court over “wrongheaded” fishing policy

Last edited 20 November 2015 at 2:21pm
20 November, 2015
Next week (24-25 November) a judicial review hearing at the High Court will see Greenpeace challenge the UK Government over its distribution of fishing quota.

Greenpeace is arguing that the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has failed to implement Article 17 of the EU’s reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), which emphasises transparency and environmental, social and economic criteria in the allocation of fishing quota.

Government Minister petitions himself

Last edited 19 November 2015 at 8:31am
19 November, 2015
Fisheries Minister George Eustice will today receive a petition signed by himself, calling on himself to implement the measures George Eustice believes that George Eustice should take in redistributing fishing quota to small, sustainable, fishing vessels.

In April, during Greenpeace and NUTFA’s “Coastal Champions” boat tour promoting local fishing, which stopped in 25 coastal communities around England and Wales, George Eustice joined 120 then-parliamentary candidates in signing up to an action plan which called on the Government to reallocate fishing quota from large industrial vessels to local, low-impact, boats in order to create jobs in

A Government Minister just lobbied himself

Posted by Rukayah Sarumi — 19 November 2015 at 8:14am - Comments
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George Eustice and other parliamentary candidates back the Coastal Champions campaign in April 2015

The Fisheries Minister George Eustice just received a petition signed by himself, calling on himself to implement the measures George Eustice believes that George Eustice should take in redistributing fishing quota to small, sustainable, fishing vessels.

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