IUU drift net fishing is possibly the most destructive method of fishing known to man.
Boycott major US Albacore Tuna brands, such as:
Chicken of the Sea, Starkist, & Bumble Bee Tuna.
Despite the 1992 United Nations moratorium on high seas driftnets, Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated driftnets are still widely used today.
Even though United States Congress passed a law to "secure a ban" on high seas driftnets, industry and governments have allowed drift nets to persist, devastating much of our ocean life.
Are you aware that IUU drift nets are the biggest threat to sperm whales in the Mediterranean and quite possibly in the North Pacific? Not to mention dolphins, turtles, sharks, sea birds, tuna, salmon & squid?
Only You can stop this devastation by:
Only buying tuna with the blue MSC label, or tuna labeled sustainable "Pole and Line", or "Troll" caught tuna.
Buy your tuna at Safeway, or Knob Hill who support sustainability in Seafood.
Driftnet fishing is a non-sustainable method of fishing. It is not selective, nor easily managed. This Illegal method of fishing, in most places around the world, has driven other sustainable fisheries into extinction. Not to mention Bluefin Tuna, swordfish, dolphins, whales, turtles, sharks, and other ocean resources, and ocean life.
High Seas drift net fishing must be stopped!
Please go to "Ocean FAD Articles" to follow our progress.