17 Nov '11, 3pm

Slaughter in the tinned #tuna trade. The video the global tuna industry doesn't want you to see:

Today we've released shocking footage of ocean life dying in gruesome ways at the hands of industrial tuna fishers in the Pacific Ocean. The footage was shot by a New Zealand helicopter pilot turned whistleblower, who undertook aerial reconnaissance for tuna boats in the Pacific in 2009. The global tuna industry would have you believe their businesses operate sustainably. But fishing with fish aggregation devices (FADs) and purse seine nets is the dominant catch method used by the industrial tuna fishing industry worldwide. The slaughter shown in this film may shock you, but it will come as absolutely no surprise to the tinned tuna industry. This is how most of them fish, day after day. Our whistleblower - whose identity we’ve disguised to protect him from reprisals - says he witnessed scenes like this on an almost daily basis. During his interview, he told us he was conce...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/video-global-tun...

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