Like most Aussies, I love canned tuna. I’d much prefer fresh salmon, but time and finances don’t always permit. So a trusty little tin of tuna really does the trick for a quick protein hit. But at what cost to our oceans? Our precious planet? These are weighty questions on my mind, especially when I know there are some companies who couldn’t give a stuff! Of course, these same companies worship the almighty dollar, that we, the consumers use to buy our tuna. So if you are like me, and you truly give a stuff: Don’t touch John West until they do their best.
You see, even though John West sells over a third of all canned tuna in Australia and its decisions have the greatest impact on our oceans, John West refuses to rule out destructive fishing methods that unnecessarily kill hundreds of tonnes of sharks, rays, baby tuna and turtles every year.
Safcol’s switch to 100% pole and line tuna last year led the way and showed that big changes can be made. And at little extra cost to the consumer. Today you can choose from eight sustainable pole and line products. View the 2012 Canned Tuna Guide
More from Greenpeace:
Nathaniel Pelle, Greenpeace’s Ocean Campaigner, asks that Greenpeace supporters turn their attention to Australia’s biggest offender.
And you can download a great tuna app here