Tuna brands canned for failing to toe the line

6/3/10

More than 20 years after the campaign to get dolphin-friendly tuna into shopping bags, supermarket shelves are still stacked with tuna that has been fished unsustainably. That’s according to Greenpeace’s new report card on the canned tuna brands in supermarkets. John West ”lacks credibility”. Sirena is ”one of the worst offenders”. Woolworths home brand is rebuked for selling overfished yellowfin. Greenseas gets the best ranking, but it could still try harder. Except for skipjack tuna, all Pacific species are overfished or endangered. And fishing methods introduced to protect dolphins, kill endangered turtles and sharks. But consumers would not know this from the label on the can.

See: http://www.theage.com.au/environment/tuna-brands-canned-for-failing-to-toe-the-line-20100305-popw.html; http://www.theage.com.au/environment/us-backs-bluefin-tuna-trade-ban-20100304-plqt.html; http://www.theage.com.au/environment/scientists-fishing-for-answers-20100304-plsu.html; http://www.theage.com.au/environment/oysters-and-urchins-early-warning-agents-20100304-plsw.html; http://www.theage.com.au/environment/marine-monitors-20100304-plsx.html