Tuna

According to a small article in the Times yesterday (13th August 2008) the dolphin friendly labelling on tins of tuna has been a huge success.  However, there is a concern that the fishing methods that are used are still harmful to other marine creatures such as turtles.  Additionally, tuna are also under threat as the methods employed catch large numbers of immature tuna, this bycatch annually killing approximately 100 000 tonnes of fish unnecessarily (this equates to about 10 per cent of everything caught).  Campaigners are now calling for improved labelling which will also take into account the effect that the fishing methods has on all marine life.

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