12 Apr '11, 10am

Congrats to our friends at @GreenpeaceUK for successfully lobbying Morrisons to abandon unsustainable fishing practices

Congrats to our friends at @GreenpeaceUK for successfully lobbying Morrisons to abandon unsustainable fishing practices

After Morrisons move, now more than 70% of the major brands of tinned tuna in the UK have switched, or committed to, sustainable fishing methods . They've also recognised that the information they give customers just isn’t good enough; in months to come you'll be seeing more informative labelling on your cans of tuna, plus you'll know that the impact that these cans have on the oceans is much less. The big issue is purse-seining using fish aggregating devices (Fads) . When Fads are used, acting as lures for lucrative tuna, the amount of bycatch caught in the seine nets increases tenfold. That bycatch is not just wasteful, but also totally unacceptable as many of the species caught, killed, and chucked back over the side, are locally or globally threatened. No one picking up tin of tuna should have to worry about endangered sharks, turtles or even other species of tuna bein...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/change-tuna-poli...

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