Tuna: on the brink of extinction

Last edited 10 June 2014 at 1:35pm

The UK eats more tuna than any other country except the USA. No wonder - it’s the UK’s most popular tinned fish. But tuna also provides a critical part of the diet of millions of people across the globe. Sadly, rampant overfishing is pushing some species, like the magnificent bluefin tuna, to the brink of extinction. Our appetite for cheap tinned tuna also puts other species like sharks, turtles and rays at risk through indiscriminate catch methods. We work to promote sustainable fishing methods, and to stop the fishing of endangered tuna species.

Campaign updates

Waitrose, Tesco and now Sainsbury’s?

It’s been an epic 10 days for the future of sustainable tuna in the UKJust one week after Tesco threatened to ban John West’s tuna from its stores unless they...
Posted by Hélène Bourges - 11 May, 2016 - 12:54

Tesco says it will ban John West if they don’t stop trashing the ocean

Tesco, the biggest retailer in the UK, has threatened to ban John West’s tuna if they don’t stop using destructive fishing practices! In Tesco’s own-brand...
Posted by Hélène Bourges - 29 April, 2016 - 15:23

John West caught red handed in the Indian Ocean - thanks to you!

Greenpeace crew, currently on board the Esperanza in the Indian Ocean, have found a destructive fishing device (FAD) that has been deployed by a John West...
Posted by Hélène Bourges - 21 April, 2016 - 15:59
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On the trail of John West dirty tuna in the Indian ocean

Today, the Greenpeace ship, The Esperanza, set sail in the Indian Ocean to peacefully tackle unsustainable fishing by the world’s largest tuna company, Thai...
Posted by Hélène Bourges - 18 April, 2016 - 17:22

How you CAN help us uncover dirty tuna!

Last year, Greenpeace confronted John West over a broken promise. Back in 2011, they promised customers that 100% of their tuna would be caught sustainably by...
Posted by Hélène Bourges - 13 April, 2016 - 16:45

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