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Bycatch

Topic | 27 March, 2014 at 16:00

Millions of healthy mammals, birds, fish and other ocean life are scooped up in nets or hooked on lines stretching many kilometres across the ocean every year. All too often most of these are not wanted by the fishermen – who are usually only...

Fit for the future

Topic | 20 March, 2014 at 15:13

We stand with everyone who wants healthy oceans for our children, who want marine life to thrive and the fishing industry to give jobs and a future for millions. We will be part of the movement that works to create and protect clean seas that...

The Video the Global Tuna Industry Doesn’t Want You To See

Background | 16 November, 2011 at 18:02

Have you ever wondered what lies behind that can of tuna on your shelf? Where is your tuna from, how is it caught and how does it get from the water to your kitchen?

Two million meals wasted in one fishing trip

Blog entry by Thilo Maack | 17 December, 2014

A dirty business is going on in the English Channel. Each December, in its last mammoth fishing trip of the year, a huge fleet of trawlers heads to the narrow strait to hunt down the spawning herring. Over the past few days I have...

A huge day for my home land

Blog entry by Tereapii | 23 April, 2015

Tomorrow is a huge day for my country, the Cook Islands, where people are coming together to stop a type of fishing that catches way too many tuna. Purse seine fishing uses massive nets which catch everything in their path. They're...

Whale activists threatened with eviction

Feature story | 11 May, 2005 at 0:00

The city of Ulsan, Korea has ordered us to vacate our "Whale Embassy" -- built near the site of a planned whale meat factory. We've told them we'll be happy to leave, once they assure us they will not build the factory.

Europe's monster boats plunder Pacific tuna stocks

Blog entry by Nathaniel Pelle | 14 November, 2014 5 comments

We usually refer to them as Pacific Island nations, but territories like Kiribati are more like vast ocean nations. Kiribati (pronounced 'Kirr-i-bas') is a nation of 33 coral atolls and reef islands dispersed over 3.5 million square...

Turning Turtle

Feature story | 17 February, 2006 at 13:02

It’s a lot smaller than the Esperanza.  In fact, a few months ago the Sugayatri was just another dilapidated fishing boat.  But with a coat of rainbow-coloured paint and a giant wooden turtle mounted like a figurehead, it’s now the latest...

Time and tuna are running out

Background | 5 November, 2008 at 18:06

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is responsible for managing one of the most important fisheries in the Mediterranean, bluefin tuna. Yet the bluefin tuna fishery has been driven to the brink of collapse...

Princes responds to your emails but not your demands for sustainable tuna

Blog entry by Joss Garman | 21 January, 2011 11 comments

Princes is sending out an automated response to anyone emailing the company asking them to stop using fishing methods that kill sharks, turtles, dolphins and other fish in order to fill their cans with tuna. I've taken the letter...

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