Posted by: Bob Payne | November 18, 2011

The video the tuna industry doesn’t want you to see

For over a decade, I’ve been working around the world to protect the oceans and for the last five years, I’ve been focused on protecting the Pacific. The world’s largest ocean, the Pacific is home to nearly 70% of the world’s tuna. We’ve all eaten tuna but unfortunately we rarely stop to think where it comes from. I’ve been very luck to visit many of the Pacific Islands through whose waters the Pacific tuna travel and I’ve met the people whose futures are now hanging in the balance. You see, in a few short decades we’ve managed to plunder our oceans of so many fish with aggressive fishing boats travelling farther and farther to catch fewer and fewer fish. This is especially true in the Pacific. The fishing gears used in the Pacific are so wasteful that all too often, they bring up all sorts of ocean life with the tuna.

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