According to the WWF:
More than 70% of the world’s surface is covered with oceans, but only 2% of that is protected.
I received an e-mail today from Greenpeace asking me to contact Princes and John West about how their tuna is caught, as despite previously making promises to change their practice they have failed to keep their word.
Their suppliers are using Fish Aggregation Devices – artificial platforms, made up of floating materials and netting. These attract all kinds of marine life, which are then scooped up indiscriminately. The unwanted ‘bycatch’, animals like sharks, turtles and rays, are then dumped overboard, dead and dying.
Back in 2011, a massive public campaign convinced them to commit to quit using these destructive FADs. But the following link leads to footage suggesting they aren’t sticking to this:
Unsurprisingly I’ve sent the e-mail asking for action from these companies.