Greenpeace’s 2nd Annual Tuna Sustainability Ranking tells us that there has been change for the better in the Canadian Tuna market.
Gold Seal gets a gold star, as it has committed to source 100% of their skipjack tuna from sustainable resources.
Ocean’s brand was the first to implement a low impact fishing method and others have followed, committing to sourcing tuna more responsibly.
As well they should, tuna stocks are plummeting from overfishing and bad fishing practices that threaten sharks, turtles and other sea life as well.
BRAND TO AVOID: Clover Leaf
“Despite interest from Clover Leaf customers and the public in having Canada’s largest canned seafood brand stop sourcing from destructive fisheries, the company has yet to source from or admit to exploring alternatives. There is a real disconnect between the company’s sustainability commitments and what is found in Clover Leaf brand cans. There is also no timeline to indicate when this will change.”
It really makes a difference where you chose to spend your dollars. Even that can of tuna is an important decision!
Since finding out about this Greenpeace ranking, my tuna has stacked up nicely!!