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

Last edited 22 April 2016 at 2:31pm
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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Nestle speaks out on human rights abuses in Thai seafood supply chain

Last edited 26 November 2015 at 4:25pm
26 November, 2015

In response to Nestle’s recent report which found evidence of human rights abuses and forced labour in its Thai seafood supply chains, Greenpeace’s Oceans Campaigner, Ariana Densham, said:

“Nestle is to be commended for taking the pretty remarkable step of speaking out publicly on labour and human rights abuses in its own seafood supply chain in Thailand.

Greenpeace lifts the lid on John West’s tuna

Last edited 28 October 2015 at 8:56am
28 October, 2015

  • Giant tuna tin sculpture installed outside John West’s Liverpool HQ
  • Projected films show Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the people of Liverpool slamming John West and its owner Thai Union over environmental destruction and links to human rights abuses

Wednesday 28th October, 2015, Liverpool - At 6.30am this morning Greenpeace activists installed an enormous, provocative, sculpture outside tuna company John West’s Liverpool HQ, to protest against the company’s destructive fishing practices and to highlight John West’s owner Thai Union’s links to human rights abuses.

John West: another broken promise

Last edited 14 October 2015 at 11:49am
14 October, 2015

**Update: John West has now amended its website to include Thailand in the menu of its can tracker, but the option does not allow customers to track the can, but instead asks them to email John West for further details.**

- Greenpeace investigation finds tuna cans with “100% traceable” label can’t be traced as John West claims

- In addition, thousands of John West tuna products in supermarkets found to come from Thailand – a country which is not an option in the company’s Can Tracker tool

- John West has responsibility to show customers full transparency, especially given international concerns over Thai fishing industry – which include environmental destruction and human rights abuses

- Greenpeace says John West must call on owners Thai Union to guarantee its supply chain is free from human rights abuses and destructive fishing practices

A Greenpeace investigation has laid bare John West’s empty promise over the “traceability” of its tuna.

John West is breaking its promise to consumers and is still trashing the oceans for cheap tuna

Last edited 5 October 2015 at 9:15am
5 October, 2015

Greenpeace’s tuna league table for 2015 sees the UK’s largest tinned tuna brand, John West, sink to the bottom of the ranking, with a woeful 98% of its tuna caught using destructive and unsustainable fishing methods.

After promising consumers back in 2011 that 100% of its tuna would be sustainable by 2016, John West has managed only a dismal 2% – with nearly all of its tuna caught in nets using so-called Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) which indiscriminately kill a host of other marine life, including sharks and even endangered sea turtles.

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