Breaking: Tesco backs down and Oriental & Pacific cleans up

Posted by Ariana Densham — 10 April 2014 at 1:27pm - Comments
Olive Ridley turtle in the Pacific Ocean
All rights reserved. Credit: Paul Hilton / Greenpeace
Olive Ridley turtle in the Pacific Ocean

I’m so happy to announce that after we released our 2014 tuna league table, and after all your emails, tweets and calls to Tesco over the last few weeks – we have a fantastic victory. The manufacturer of Oriental & Pacific tuna has agreed to our demands. This means that fewer sharks, turtles and rays will be killed as a result of the method used to fish this tuna.

Is it about time fish-eaters were more adventurous? Sainsbury’s think so.

Posted by Willie — 13 June 2011 at 2:47pm - Comments

In Africa, safari-bound tourists are usually keen to bag ‘The Big five' - species which once people wanted to shoot with bullets, but are now ones we want to shoot with cameras. However, we're so keen to ‘bag’ these species, that tourists often overlook the other amazing wildlife all around them.

Sales for 'sustainable' seafood soar, but is the problem shifting elsewhere?

Posted by jamie — 18 January 2011 at 5:28pm - Comments

It's been a good week for seafood sales. The Guardian reports that supermarkets have been doing brisk business in "sustainable seafood", particularly those featured in the various Big Fish Fight shows on Channel 4.

What's lurking in your tuna sandwich?

Posted by Willie — 25 May 2010 at 4:38pm - Comments

Another tin of tuna, because we know you can't get enough of these pictures

The old saying about a can of worms, is based on the idea that once you open said can, it's impossible to get the worms back in and close it again. Who knew that was true of cans of tuna too?

But fresh from our update on some of the international branded laggards yesterday, comes some news of more developments from some of the UK retailers.

Tinned tuna's hidden catch

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Publication date: 
13 August, 2008

The UK is the second highest consumer of tinned tuna in the world, consumming the equivalent of more than 700 million tins of tuna in 2006 alone.

Fishing practices used by the global tuna industry are contributing to the sharp decline of populations of sea turtles, sharks, rays and other marine animals. Marketing campaigns attempt to make tuna fishing look like a quaint cottage industry, but the truth is that the tuna trade is all about big business.

Download the report:

The tuna retailers league table 2008

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Update: we've updated the tinned tuna league table for 2011. Who's at the top? Who's languishing at the bottom? Find out...


Find out more about this league table »

NB Three other major supermarket chains were excluded from the final table for the following reasons:

Waitrose: does not stock its own-label

Waitrose, Iceland and Somerfield were excluded from our league table

Canned tuna league table: methodology

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Purse-seined tuna

The tuna retailers' league table has been compiled on the basis of data obtained from four sources:

ASDA and Morrisons make a move on light bulbs

Posted by jamie — 26 July 2007 at 5:30pm - Comments

We're beginning to see the first positive results from the light bulb retailers league table we published nearly two weeks ago. Both ASDA and Morrisons have just announced they will improve their game plan and phase out those power-crazy incandescents by the end of 2010, which moves them a couple of places up the league table, leapfrogging several other retailers.

Changing industry practices to help protect forests

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A B&Q garden chair made from FSC-certified timber

Companies such as B&Q are responding to our campaigns and consumer demand

The activities of a range of companies, from commercial logging to industrial-scale agriculture, are threatening ancient forests around the world. But, as we've demonstrated across various campaigns, with non-violent direct action, consumer pressure and proper solutions, industry practices can be changed so they can help protect forests instead of destroying them.

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