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IUCN claims urgent need for protection of Tuna

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has updated the seafood Red List and the results do not look great for tuna.  According to the Red List five species of Tuna are of concern.  This includes the endangered Bluefin Tuna but also classifies the Bigeye Tuna as vulnerable and Yellowfin Tuna and Albacore Tuna […]

IPSO workshop: the Oceans are at high risk

A recent IPSO workshop titled the ‘international Earth system expert workshop on ocean stresses and impacts’ and co-sponsored by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) resulted in some grave findings for the current state of our ocean ecosystem.  The workshop/conference was well attended by an international consortium of high level marine scientists who […]

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Sustainable Seafood Supermarket Ranking

Greenpeace has released reports that rank both Canadian and American supermarkets according to their commitments to seafood sustainability.  This includes not selling fish from unsustainable or threatened fisheries to providing proper labeling for their seafood and canned tuna products. The Canadian report is titled “Emerging from the Deep: Ranking Supermarkets on Seafood Sustainability“. The report […]

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Greenpeace Brand Sustainability Rankings

Greenpeace has released a sustainability ranking of major Canadian canned tuna brands titled: Lifting the lid on the major canned tuna brands in Canada: Ranking the sustainability and equitability of tuna sourcing”. The report ranked 14 of Canada’s largest canned tuna companies and only gave two a passing grade (over 50%).  In first place was […]