For close to two years we’ve been asking Sealord, New Zealand’s largest brand of canned tuna, to stop selling tuna which is caught using a method that destroys countless marine creatures, including sharks, baby tuna and turtles.
Yesterday Sealord took a small step in the right direction but it’s still quite a few paces behind the growing number of brands, here and overseas, that are phasing out tuna caught using the destructive fishing method which combines fish aggregating devices (FADs) and purse seine nets.
Sealord has just signed a pledge with WWF to try and reduce the bycatch levels in its supply chain. In other words it realises it’s not a good look to be buying tuna from vessels which are also hauling in the cast of Nemo and throwing most of them back into the ocean dead or dying. ... Read more >