Tuna: on the brink of extinction

Last edited 10 June 2014 at 1:35pm

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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Posted by Willie - 3 March, 2014 - 14:23

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Posted by Ariana Densham - 28 February, 2014 - 18:59

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