Tuna: on the brink of extinction

Last edited 10 June 2014 at 12:35pm

The UK eats more tuna than any other country except the USA. No wonder - it’s the UK’s most popular tinned fish. But tuna also provides a critical part of the diet of millions of people across the globe. Sadly, rampant overfishing is pushing some species, like the magnificent bluefin tuna, to the brink of extinction. Our appetite for cheap tinned tuna also puts other species like sharks, turtles and rays at risk through indiscriminate catch methods. We work to promote sustainable fishing methods, and to stop the fishing of endangered tuna species.

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Bluefin thinking

Our Executive Director John Sauven, writing for comment is free explains why tuna, once the 'chicken of the sea', is now at grave risk from overfishing....
Posted by John Sauven - 24 April, 2008 - 09:45

Greenpeace stops the trading of endangered species

You'd probably find the idea of an event for trading in rhinoceros horns or tiger skins pretty shocking. But today, 1,600 companies from 80 countries came...
Posted by bex - 23 April, 2008 - 16:47 -

The great Mediterranean tuna massacre

While Arctic Sunrise was out in the North Sea protesting against the over-fishing of cod, the Rainbow Warrior's been in the Mediterranean keeping an eye on...
Posted by jossc - 22 June, 2007 - 11:18

Jellyfish risotto, anyone?

Follow the crew of the Arctic Sunrise on their campaign for Marine Reserves in our North Sea Tour blogMarlin, swordfish, tuna, snapper, sea bass and cod. What...
Posted by jossc - 8 May, 2007 - 09:57

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