Mitsubishi and Walmart agree to clean up fish sourcing practices
"Today’s announcements by Princes and Asda are great news for sharks, tunas and our oceans,"
- David Ritter, head of Greenpeace UK’s oceans campaign
Two big players in seafood today announced that they are changing the way their fish are caught. Mitsubishi, which owns the UK's most popular brand for tuna in a tin, Princes, and Walmart, which owns Asda, have agreed to stop buying from fishermen who use purse seines fishing in conjunction with fish aggregating devices (FADs) by 2014.
These methods have been blamed in part for the vast overfishing of the world's tuna and helping to decimate other species, such as sharks and rays, as bycatch.