Oceans

Life on our blue planet depends on healthy oceans, but recent reports warn that sea life faces the next mass extinction. Next to climate change, overfishing is the single greatest threat to marine biodiversity. Industrial fishing has reduced populations of large, predatory fish like tuna, cod and sharks by about ninety per cent in the last fifty years. Growing demand for seafood, wasteful fishing practices and mismanaged fish stocks and aquaculture operations are leading to broken links in marine food chains in Canadian waters and worldwide. Urgent action is needed to protect marine life and allow recovery. Greenpeace works to relieve pressure on ocean ecosystems and to establish a network of no-take marine reserves–ocean parks–covering 40 per cent of the world's oceans.

Tuna

Tuna

Greenpeace urges major canned tuna brands across the country to source only ocean-friendly tuna. Greenpeace also exposes brands unwilling to change their destructive ways. Tuna companies must stop sourcing tuna from overfished stocks and wasteful fisheries that kill far more than just the tuna in your can. Often sharks, rays, sea turtles and baby tuna from vulnerable stocks are caught through wasteful fishing methods. Much of the tuna on Canadian supermarket shelves is still caught by destructive methods, but a sea change is underway.Every year, Greenpeace ranks 14 of the largest tuna companies in Canada. See how they stack-up.

Supermarkets

Sustainable Seafood Markets

Greenpeace is calling on Canada’s major supermarkets to green how they source seafood and become ocean advocates. With sustainable seafood policies now in place with every major chain in Canada, Greenpeace pushes for an end to selling redlist seafood and irresponsible procurement practices. As the middlemen between consumers and seafood producers, supermarkets play a pivotal role in cleaning up the supply chain and pushing for positive change in our oceans.

 

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A global day of oceanic solidarity

Blog entry by Nina Thuellen, EU fisheries project coordinator | November 21, 2014

Exactly one year ago I was privileged to attended the congress of European fishers using fishing gear with a low impact on marine life, and their brand new association L.I.F.E. (Low Impact Fishers of Europe) was officially...

DFO still doesn't get what endangered or overfished means

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | November 4, 2014

This week, the federal government informed the CBC that the western population of Atlantic bluefin tuna could support a moderate increase, suggesting that they may be pushing for an increase in quota this year. Since bluefin tuna is...

Urging Clover Leaf Seafoods to be less scary this Halloween

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | October 30, 2014

If you’re looking for a Halloween fright, you’d be surprised to learn where gore and terror might be lurking in your everyday life. The canned tuna aisle is rife with creepy, hidden secrets. And your shopping cart could be too. The way...

Podcast: Why canned tuna is so popular & how to buy it sustainably

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | October 7, 2014

Why is tuna served in every cafeteria and at every buffet?   Joanna Solotoff    tells us how this happened  (spoiler alert: not an accident ) and creates one of those early dishes.  For way more about how tuna became the 'go to'...

Wait, don’t buy that cr@p, check Greenpeace’s tuna app!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | August 7, 2014

Canada’s tuna huggers have gone high-tech. Today we released our Sustainable Canned Tuna Guide app that will make it easier for tuna consumers to determine which products are ocean-friendly while in the canned seafood aisle of their...

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