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    Your Tuna Can Carry 36 Times More Pollutants Depending on Where It Was Caught

    Your Tuna Can Carry 36 Times More Pollutants Depending on Where It Was Caught

    The next time you go out for seafood, you might want to ask where the tuna was caught. According to new research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, the levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the muscle tissue of yellowfin tuna caught in the more industrialized areas […]

    Trump Administration Denies Pacific Bluefin Tuna Endangered Species Act Protection

    Trump Administration Denies Pacific Bluefin Tuna Endangered Species Act Protection

    The Trump administration rejected a petition Monday to protect imperiled Pacific bluefin tuna under the Endangered Species Act. This powerful apex predator, which commands top prices at fish auctions in Japan, has been overfished to less than 3 percent of its historic population. Although the National Marine Fisheries Service announced in October 2016 that it […]

    World’s Largest Tuna Company Commits to Major Fishing Reforms

    World’s Largest Tuna Company Commits to Major Fishing Reforms

    It took two years of relentless campaigning and nearly 700,000 concerned people from around the world, but today we are sharing the good news that together we convinced the world’s largest tuna company to clean up its act! Tuna giant Thai Union, which owns brands such as John West, Chicken of the Sea, Petit Navire, […]

    Why Do Unsustainable Tuna Brands Dominate Shelf Space in Grocery Stores?

    Why Do Unsustainable Tuna Brands Dominate Shelf Space in Grocery Stores?

    Greenpeace Canada has released the fourth edition of its Canned Tuna Sustainability Ranking, revealing that despite the number of responsibly-caught tuna products quadrupling in Canada since Greenpeace’s first ranking in 2011, shoppers seeking better options still struggle in some major grocery chains because unsustainable brands dominate shelf space. “We are seeing more and more responsibly-caught […]

    Burning Less Coal = 19% Less Mercury in the Tuna You Eat

    Burning Less Coal = 19% Less Mercury in the Tuna You Eat

    I couldn’t, post-election, muster a plausibly big enough piece of good news to warrant a Thanksgiving blog—but then this morning one arrived. In an astonishingly short eight years, as a result of tougher emission rules on power plants and a declining use of coal, concentrations of mercury in Atlantic Bluefin tuna, the sushi sort, dropped […]

    5 Shark Species That Should Be Revered, Not Feared

    5 Shark Species That Should Be Revered, Not Feared

    By Diana Tarrazo This week is the Discovery Channel’s highly-anticipated Shark Week, which features programs about one of the ocean’s top predators. The week’s star-studded cast includes the great white and the tiger shark, which are featured in programs with names like The Killing Games,Deadliest Shark and Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer. In […]

    If You Love Sharks, You Should Think Twice Before Buying Tuna

    If You Love Sharks, You Should Think Twice Before Buying Tuna

    By Jackie Dragon If you love sharks, you may want to think twice before buying that can of tuna. Sharks are an iconic victim of the global crisis facing our oceans today. Every year, more sharks and rays appear on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List of Threatened Species […]