Australia’s canned-tuna rankings updated

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
August 11, 2011

Greenpeace-Australia has updated its list ranking canned-tuna brands in Australia according to whether the fish is harvested in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner.

This time around, Fish 4 Ever came out on top, followed by Safcol. The two brands were the only two brands on the list with a grade of 70 percent or higher, with Fish 4 Ever at 89 percent and Safcol at 71 percent.

The environmental activist organization is calling on six brands to improve their tuna-fishing practices — Coles ranked No. 3 with a grade of 64 percent, followed by John West at No. 4, Greenseas at No. 5, Aldi at No. 6, IGA at No. 7 and Sirena at No. 8.

Rounding out the list were Woolworths at No. 9 and Sole Mare at No. 10, both of which ranked as “very poor.”

Celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue joined Greenpeace this week to launch the third edition of the canned-tuna rankings at Sydney Aquarium.

Greenpeace urged Australia’s canned-tuna brand to follow in the footsteps of the United Kingdom’s canned-tuna brands, which it says have “swapped destructive fishing methods for sustainable ones, following consumer pressure.” The group has launched similar campaigns in New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

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