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Greenpeace Ship Targets John West owner’s Destructive Tuna Fishing in Indian Ocean

Last edited 19 April 2016 at 9:33am

Today, the Greenpeace ship The Esperanza has launched an expedition in the Indian Ocean to tackle unsustainable fishing by the world’s largest tuna company, Thai Union.

19 April, 2016

Supplying one-fifth of the world’s tinned tuna, Thai Union owns major brands around the world, including the UK’s John West. Despite pledges to source 100% sustainably caught tuna, the Liverpool-based company, which accounts for about a third of the UK tuna market, has made only token progress in meeting its commitments and continues to use the harmful method of so-called Fish-aggregating Devices (FADs)

Hélène Bourges, Oceans Campaigner with Greenpeace UK, said:

“John West is still using destructive and wasteful fishing methods which are killing sharks, turtles, amongst many other kinds of fish – some of which are endangered. This method also catches a lot of juvenile tuna and exacerbates the overfishing of certain species in this region.”

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