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Clasificación de latas de atún 2012

Página - marzo 26, 2012
Las marcas de atún juegan un papel clave en la crisis de la sobrepesca mediante la venta de atún insostenible. Es hora de que cada marca asuma su responsabilidad.

Rating - GOOD
Rating - Must Improve
Rating - VERY POOR

Algunas marcas de latas de atún en conserva participan en la sobrepesca y esquilman los océanos. Quermos un atún sostenible

Greenpeace’s second canned tuna ranking reveals that there has been positive change in the Canadian market since last year. Half of the 14 brands surveyed are heading in the right direction, removing Redlisted tuna from sale and committing to switch to sourcing from fisheries that use more sustainable fishing methods. But most companies are not acting fast enough.

Overfishing and wasteful fishing practices threaten our global tuna stocks and other marine species like sharks, turtles and seabirds. Click on a brand to see who is working to change that.


Click on a brand to see how they rate.


A tuna ranking overview

To obtain information about the brands selected for this ranking, Greenpeace contacted the companies and requested that they fill out a questionnaire about their tuna procurement. Greenpeace then created a profile for each company and supplemented survey information with company correspondence, publicly available information from websites and publications, and information obtained by Greenpeace volunteers engaging in spot checks of their local supermarkets. Greenpeace then sent the companies their profiles for review.

Greenpeace graded the companies based on five key areas:

  • Commitment to sustainable and equitable seafood
    Is there a sustainability policy in place? Is it implemented? Is its implementation monitored? Is it publicly available?
  • Excluding unsustainable tuna
    Does the policy have clear criteria for tuna sourcing? Are they being followed? Do the criteria ensure tuna from unhealthy stocks or destructive fisheries are not sourced?
  • Tracing tuna to its source
    Can the company trace its tuna from ship to can to shelf? Does it know key information about the fishing operations?
  • Promoting marine reserves and equitable fishing
    Does the company support domestic, coastal fisheries? If not, does it ensure fair access agreements? Does it keep its fleets out of proposed marine reserve areas and support their creation? Does it push political leaders to create marine reserves?
  • Comprehensive and clear labelling
    Does the label of a brand provide key information about where and how the tuna was caught? Does the label help consumers make more-informed decisions?

To get full marks, a company needs to walk the talk and be pushing its suppliers and fisheries managers to do the same.