Dead sharks

Good news from Greenpeace. Just got this email today.

Hi friends,

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John West is now the worst tinned tuna brand in the UK. Email John West and tell them to stop killing sharks

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I’ve got some amazing news – Princes has (finally) got the message that bycatch is killing the oceans and has announced that it will clean up its tinned tuna.

Thanks to all the emails, phone calls and advertising slogans sent by Greenpeace supporters (not to mention our sharks protesting outside head office), Princes has committed to ending the use of indiscriminate fishing methods which hoover up entire aquariums of marine creatures. Result!

And we’ve just heard that Asda has made the same commitment.

That just leaves John West and Morrisons still relying on fishing methods which kill sharks, rays, other fish or even turtles.

We’re on a roll, so let’s change their tuna too, starting with John West – email John West now and tell them to clean up their fishing methods.

Princes has pledged that by the end of 2014 all their tinned tuna will be caught by either pole and line or Fad-free purse seine nets. It’s these Fads – or fish aggregating devices – which lead to unacceptable levels of bycatch of other marine species.

So what next? Despite having made significant progress since it came bottom of our 2008 league table, John West have once again become John Worst. The rapid shifts in the rest of the tuna industry mean it’s now trailing well behind.

Of course, Morrisons also still sells tuna caught with Fads, but let’s start with John West – we’ll get Morrisons soon enough.

For now, email John West about its continued use of Fads and all those dead sharks it’s responsible for.

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