Who isn’t partial to a tuna sandwich?!
We Brits love our tinned tuna and the UK is its second largest consumer in the world. When we buy tuna there are many brands to choose from and, like anything else we buy, when we go for a particular brand we are endorsing the way that company does business and voting for more of the same. That’s why it’s important to think about how the tuna in your sandwich got there.
Today tuna is being over-fished, which means we are taking more than can be replenished. Worldwide stocks of tuna are depleted and struggling to recover from destructive fishing practices in many parts of the world. As Greenpeace say, “there are simply too many boats chasing too few fish left.”
Greenpeace have surveyed major tinned tuna brands and retailers to see how their fishing practices stack up and they publish a score.
They challenge us all to “Change your Tuna!” and switch to the companies that do the best on their league table.
This short video brings the issue home. It shows tuna fishing in the Pacific and the people behind the product who rely on the tuna for their livelihoods. Through its work in the region, Greenpeace aims to safeguard the future of the marine ecosystem and the people who depend on it.