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Tuna catch

Are captive tuna farms a viable alternative to overfishing?

Tom Edathikunnel

22nd August, 2012

The Kindai tuna, bred by scientists at Kinki University, may lead the way for future large-scale tuna farms. Tom Edathikunnel investigates whether the idea really is preferable to overfishing more...
Sea Shepherd

Targeting the whale hunters: on patrol with Sea Shepherd

Beatrice Yannacopoulou

1st November, 2011

A volunteer crew member on the Sea Shepherd's Steve Irwin ship during recent operations targeting bluefin tuna fishing and pilot whale hunting argues the organisations' activities are vital for preventing slaughter on the high seas more...
Behind the Label Supplement 2011

Behind the Label: read and download the best articles

The Ecologist has produced a printable PDF magazine of the best articles from our popular Behind the Label series
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Skipjack tuna

Experts hail world's first 'sustainable industrial fishery' for tuna

Chris Pala

16th July, 2011

Support from UK supermarkets to phase out tuna caught with damaging fishing gear could make the Western Pacific tuna the world's first sustainable industrial fishery more...
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Sea Shepherd: how we sank the Japanese whaling fleet

Deborah Bassett

21st April, 2011

In an exclusive interview, founder of Sea Shepherd, Captain Paul Watson, talks to Deborah Bassett about the end of Japanese whaling, seal hunting, the politics of extinction, and the 11th hour crisis facing the world's oceans more...
Bycatch

The End of the Line: how a film changed the way we eat fish

Tom Levitt and Ali Thomas

18th February, 2011

Report highlights the lasting impact of The End of the Line in raising awareness of unsustainable fishing practices - and illustrates how radical new film funding models can work more...
Bluefin tuna

Bluefin tuna condemned to extinction by 'laughable' ICCAT summit claim activists

Kara Moses

30th November, 2010

Campaigners unite in fury over the failure of the latest attempt to curtail overfishing of the critically endangered bluefin tuna species more...
Bluefin tuna

Why the failure of the bluefin tuna summit is bad for people and the environment

James Thornton

30th November, 2010

The ICCAT summit on bluefin tuna was stained by a lack of transparency, allegations of illegality and disturbing examples of financial interests trampling over environmental concerns, says James Thornton

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Behind the Label tinned tuna

Lidl supermarket tuna 'contains fish species not on the label'

Kara Moses

24th November, 2010

Tuna industry showing disregard for consumers and future sustainability of fish stocks, according to Greenpeace more...
Turtle

Tesco, Boots and Subway accused of selling unethical tuna

Ecologist

24th May, 2010

Research shows that high street chains using 'dolphin-friendly' claim on tuna tins are misleading customers about damage to other marine wildlife including turtles more...
Bluefin tuna

Bluefin tuna: can trade bans protect our fisheries?

Tom Levitt and Andrew Hickman

18th March, 2010

Atlantic bluefin tuna could be the first widely eaten species to be banned from being traded internationally. Would it work, and would it set a useful precedent for other species? more...
Atlantic bluefin tuna

UK joins calls for ban on Atlantic bluefin tuna trade

Ecologist

5th February, 2010

The UK has joined growing European support for Atlantic Bluefin tuna to be declared an endangered species to prevent collapse more...

tuna: 1/20 of 20

Behind the Label tinned tuna

Half of all fish eaten is now farm-reared

Ecologist

8th September, 2009

Rising consumer demand for fish with large quantities of omega-3 fatty acid is putting a strain on marine ecosystem more...
Behind the Label tinned tuna

Behind the Label: tinned tuna

Pat Thomas

23rd June, 2009

You may think that by avoiding the near-extinct bluefin you're off the hook and can tuck into other types of tuna. Think again, says Pat Thomas
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To farm or to fish - does aquaculture have the answer?

Matilda Lee

3rd March, 2009

Our oceans are suffering from chronic overfishing - but are fish farms any better for the environment? Matilda Lee weighs up the piscine pros and cons in the battle to save world stocks from collapse. more...
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Tuna stocks at record low

News

28th August, 2007

The Indian tuna fish haul is at its lowest level for twelve years, Reuters has reported. more...
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EU Limits Tuna Fishing

news

1st March, 2007

The preservation of dwindling tuna fish stocks is set to receive a boost as the EU prepares to introduce cuts in the allowed size of catches, web-based environmental news service ENN reports. more...
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Mediterranean Massacre

Richard Ellis

1st October, 2003

Seeing bluefin tuna gaffed is like watching a thoroughbred racehorse being hacked to death with an axe. more...
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The magnificent bluefin tuna

Richard Ellis

1st October, 2003

Richard Ellis celebrates the beauty of one of nature’s most miraculous, and least appreciated creatures – the bluefin tuna. more...
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100,000,000 years old… 10 years left to live

Robert Ovetz

1st March, 2003

It swam the oceans when dinosaurs walked the earth. Now our hunger for tuna means the Pacific leatherback turtle could be extinct within 10 years. more...

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