25 April 2013 (San Francisco) –
Bumble Bee Foods announced at the Brussels Seafood Show that the company will introduce a new “Wild Selections” brand of Marine Stewardship Council certified tuna products to U.S. markets. In response to the announcement, Greenpeace USA Senior Seafood Markets Campaigner Casson Trenor said:
"Bumble Bee is a leading force in the US tuna sector, but the company's hypocritical position can’t be ignored. Chris Lischewski, the CEO of Bumble Bee, states on one hand that introducing a more sustainable product into the US market is a ‘natural step’ in the company's trajectory, but on the other hand he isn’t addressing how it plans to tackle its massive Bumble Bee brand tuna. Bumble Bee needs to take a leadership role by making real change -- not just adding a product for the positive press, but actually changing the way it does business and reducing its impact on the oceans by abandoning the use of fish aggregating devices."
For more information:
Travis Nichols, Greenpeace US media officer, 206.802.8498