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John West's broken promises

Posted by Ariana Densham — 12 October 2015 at 10:35am - Comments
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It’s only been a few days since our tuna league table exposed John West’s broken promise to only source sustainable tuna, but it’s been making waves everywhere.  We’ve had celebrities like Gillian Anderson coming out in support of the campaign, and were even invited on This Morning with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to talk about how John West’s customers have been duped.

Big Blue Love for Big Blue Live

Posted by Willie — 21 August 2015 at 2:42pm - Comments

Something amazing is happening in Monterey Bay, California. The bay is a marine sanctuary, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The bay is home to an amazing array of wildlife: everything from cute, cuddly sea otters to prehistoric pelicans, from massive kelp forests to gigantic blue whales. But the big news is that BBC is kindly bringing all of this right into your living room with a massive live TV event called Big Blue Live.

The next UK government promises to be an ocean champion

Posted by Willie — 20 April 2015 at 11:23am - Comments
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Here’s a prediction: the next UK government will do great things for global marine protection.

At this stage in a general election campaign it’s sometimes hard to find something that politicians wearing differently coloured rosettes can agree on, but with an unprecedented bunch of manifesto commitments, there’s a growing certainty that the next UK government will be an ocean champion.

Transforming Europe’s fishing policy – the end and the beginning

Posted by Willie — 16 April 2014 at 10:27am - Comments
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Every ten years the European Union’s set of laws on fishing, the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), gets an overhaul. Today sees that process get its final approval and rubber-stamping from Members of the European Parliament, as they formally approve the last piece of legislation. So it’s a good time to pause and take stock on what CFP reform means, and why this time round has been a game-changer.

Hugh thanks you for changing the UK's tuna!

Last edited 26 July 2011 at 6:43pm

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall thanks supporters of both Greenpeace and his Fish Fight campaign for all their emails, phone calls and more, that have led the entire UK tinned tuna industry to drop destructive FADs and commit to being the world's most sustainable tuna market.

Thanks to our supporters sending over 51,000 emails to John West, they have now become the last major UK tuna brand to shift their policy and stop using destructive fish aggregating devices (FADs).

Fish Fight brings the battle to Europe

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 31 May 2011 at 5:35pm - Comments
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launches Fish Fight Europe outside the EU Commission
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launches Fish Fight Europe outside the EU Commission, Brussels

From the UK to Europe: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight has become an incredible force for change, with over 678 100 emails sent calling for an end to the insane practise of discards in the UK – and now the battle’s moving to the continent.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launches Fish Fight Europe outside the EU Commission

Hugh's Fish Fight - round two!

Posted by Willie — 4 April 2011 at 12:37pm - Comments
Filming Hugh's Fish Fight
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Filming Hugh's Fish Fight

In the three months since Hugh's Fish Fight screened on Channel 4 there's been a frenzy of activity in the fish trade, thanks to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's investigation into the way our fish is caught and sold. If you missed the series the first time round and are wondering what all the fuss was about, the series is being repeated starting tonight at 10pm on More 4.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Charles Clover at Ocean Action launch

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