Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Princes tuna chunks

Did you know by eating Princes tuna chunks you are destroying other wildlife too? When Princes gets its tuna it is also killing endangered turtles, sharks, rays and other sea life.

Princes is using 'fish aggregation devices' which catches schools of tuna. Floating objects are placed in the ocean to attract tuna, but they also attract turtles, sharks and rays. The first fish aggregation device "increases the amount of bycatch of these unwanted species." So when the tuna gets scooped up in seine nets, so do the unwanted species which are then thrown back into the sea either dead or dying.

Princes is going to set up a sustainable seafood statement, which people have been waiting for two years for. This policy is supposed to address the issues mentioned above.

Greenpeace responded and said: "We were waiting to see just how they were going to justify the blithe statement on their cans that "Princes is fully committed to fishing methods which protect the marine environment and marine life". We waited, and waited - and, well, what a disappointment"

Princes is having a big impact on the oceans. Email princes and tell them what they are doing is wrong and it needs to change: