When what you do is hundreds of miles from civilization, it’s pretty easy to get away with some messed up stuff. The tuna industry in particular can reap the benefits of an “out of sight, out of mind” existence. Here are some of the worst fishing practices tuna companies execute in order to plop colorful cans of tuna on grocery story shelves across the world.
6. Fish aggregating devices
n illegal fish aggregation device (FAD) anchored in the waters of Palau’s Exclusive Economic Zone
Fish aggregating devices (aka FADs) are floating objects that tuna vessels cast in the open ocean. Small plants anchor themselves to the physical body of the FAD, small fish use it as a hiding place, and larger animals flock to it as a source of shade and as a fertile hunting ground. After a few weeks... Read more >