Thanks to consumer pressure, Sealords announced today its canned tuna will soon be FAD-free. That means that Sealords has agreed to stop using fish aggregation devices (FADs), a method of fishing that also can kill other wildlife such as turtles and sharks.
This is good news for our oceans. Big thanks goes to Greenpeace and and everyone else who has been tirelessly working on this issue.
Bycatch in the fishing industry is a huge global problem. But today’s announcement by Sealords highlights that there are solutions.
As consumers, lets all keep up the pressure on companies to operate ethically and sustainably. And I will do my best in Parliament to ensure that the law protects our oceans.