Mon, 13 April 2020
Bumble Bee Tuna was recently purchased by FCF, a Taiwan-based fishing company that has been accused of IUU (Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported) Fishing and human rights violations in regards to fisheries (i.e. fisheries slavery). A Greenpeace report described the human rights violation cases that were as recent as 2019 by surveying migrant fishermen on three vessels tied to FCF.
Bumble Bee Tuna owns a number of other brands that you may buy on a regular basis (check out this link for the details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumble_Bee_Foods sold on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bumble+bee+tuna&crid=ZZM7S5VAZDUA&sprefix=bumble+bee+%2Caps%2C169&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_11)
Link To Article: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/04/pandemic-staple-report-links-top-tuna-company-to-forced-labor-illegal-fishing/
Should we be writing our government officials to let them know that we don't want these companies to sell their products when they don't treat fishers properly? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.
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Direct download: SUFB_S989_TheTunaYouAreEatingMaySupportIllegalFishingCompanies.mp3
Category:IUU Fishing -- posted at: 12:00am EDT