Fish Aggregation Devices [FADs]

John West is ‘paying the price’ for breaking its sustainability promise to consumers

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25 July, 2016

Responding to Tesco’s announcement that within the week many John West tuna products will be off its shelves, Greenpeace Oceans Campaigner Ariana Densham said:

‘John West broke their sustainability promise to consumers and now they’re paying the price. We know that this move by Tesco is going to cost John West millions. How long will it take for them and their owner Thai Union to work out that stripping our oceans of life is a dead-end business strategy?’

Greenpeace hits John West where it hurts - at sea, on land and in the shops

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23 May, 2016

London, 23 May 2016 – Through a series of coordinated actions, Greenpeace has disrupted John West’s operations at every point of its supply chain from sea to shelf as international pressure grows on the embattled company to stop reneging on its promises and move towards producing 100 per cent sustainable tuna.

This morning 25 activists targeted a major processing facility in Brittany, France belonging to Thai Union, the owner of John West. While on Saturday teams of volunteers cleared the shelves of tinned John West tuna in more than 50 Sainsbury’s stores throughout the UK.

First Tesco, now Waitrose threatens John West with ban over broken tuna sustainability promise

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9 May, 2016

London, 9 May 2016  Waitrose has become the latest UK retailer to slam John West over its sustainability record: telling the seafood giant that if it does not clean up its act, its tuna tins will be taken off the shelves.

The decision will pile pressure on the embattled tuna company, which accounts for a third of the UK market, following last week’s announcement by Tesco that John West would be banned if it continued using harmful fishing practices.

Gone West: John West tuna could be taken off the shelves by Tesco

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29 April, 2016

Tesco will ban John West tuna from its stores unless it stops using destructive fishing practices, the retailer said yesterday, in a move which would see one of the world’s biggest supermarkets clearing its shelves of unsustainable tuna.

The announcement comes as the Greenpeace ship the Esperanza is taking action in the Indian Ocean to expose and remove harmful fishing gear linked to the supply chains of John West and its owner Thai Union – despite the UK brand publicly promising to stop using them.

Revealed: John West linked to destructive fishing device discovered in Indian Ocean

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22 April, 2016

Indian Ocean, 21 April 2016 - Crew on the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, have discovered a harmful fish aggregating device (FAD) linked to UK tuna company John West - despite the company’s promise to phase out the use of the destructive fishing practice. ‘It’s grisly business-as-usual for John West,’ said Hélène Bourges, Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace.

Greenpeace’s expedition in the Indian Ocean has revealed footage of near-threatened species including silky sharks under fishing gear deployed by the Talenduic - a French vessel which supplies John West.

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