We got Australian canned tuna brands to end destructive fishing

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Standard Page - 4 April, 2013
Incredible news from our oceans campaigners: Australia will soon become the second country in the world to commit to stop destructive tuna fishing!

Greenpeace sustainable tuna win!

At Greenpeace we work on some of the toughest environmental challenges facing the planet. So when we have a breakthrough like this, it’s important we take a moment to reflect on all we’ve achieved together. 

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A can of tuna might be small in size, but Australians consume a whopping 250 million a year. The thing is, John West, Coles and other brands don’t actually catch their own fish. Like many brands, they buy from Thai canneries supplied by huge fishing fleets in the Pacific. By shifting the Australian market, we have had a major impact on the way these fleets fish. And that in turn makes a big difference for our oceans and the millions of people in the Pacific who rely on them for food and employment.

None of this happens without consumers demanding change. It’s our collective passion and persistence - including the voices of 50,000 Australians - that finally tipped the balance. We should be proud of what we have achieved together for our oceans, for endangered marine life, and for sustainable fishing businesses in the Pacific.

Click here to read more about how we achieved this incredible win, then share your message with us below today.