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.

 

The latest updates

 

John West Australia: from greenwash to black out

Blog entry by Sarah King | October 23, 2012 2 comments

Sometimes the world seems upside down, especially when you see that self-censorship is used as a shield to resist the truth. That’s what happened this week, when Australia’s biggest tuna brand, John West, blocked its Facebook page from...

Maritimers get first taste of our Sustainable Tuna Tour

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | August 4, 2012

The Maritime leg of Greenpeace's Sustainable Tuna Tour kicked off today in Fredericton, New Brunswick - my home town! Over the next 10 days we will be visiting towns, villages and cities in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and...

Driving for change in Clover Leaf canned tuna in Quebec and the Maritimes

Blog entry by Sarah King | July 24, 2012

Greenpeace has set off on a four week Sustainable Tuna Tour across Quebec and the Maritimes. We’ll be popping up in over 20 small towns and cities to raise awareness about what it takes to get those cans of tuna off the shelf at...

European Commission calls for ban of destructive deep-sea fishing in the Northeast...

Blog entry by Diego Creimer | July 23, 2012

On Thursday, July 19 th Greenpeace welcomed a plan presented by the European Commission to ban some of the most environmentally damaging fishing practices, under a review of EU rules governing deep-sea fishing in the Northeast and...

First Canadian retailer stops selling farmed salmon!

Feature story | June 28, 2012 at 6:00

Three years after Greenpeace’s first ranking of Canada’s eight largest supermarket chains on seafood sustainability, Overwaitea Food Group has become the first chain to attain a “green” rating, in part due to its complete removal of open net-pen...

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