World October 9, 2015 | 10:49 am

Greenpeace global campaign: Change tuna industry for good…today

"As the appetite forcheap fish worldwide grows, so does the demand for men who are paid little ornothing to catch it. Thailand’s $7 billion annual seafood export industry isbuilt on the backs of poor people from its own country and migrants fromMyanmar, Cambodia and Laos who are sold, kidnapped and tricked onto trawlers.”– The Telegraph, UK, 27, July 2015

Letter fromGreenpeace: Our global campaign to change tuna and clean up the world’s tuna industryis gathering momentum.

More than 175,000people from across 65 different countries have joined so far, creating a hugepetition to the largest canned tuna company in the world, Thai Union Group.They are the owners of Chicken of the Sea in the United States, John West inthe United Kingdom, Sealect in Thailand and Petit Navire in France.

Thai Union is goinginto public relations overdrive. It’s on.

We’re targeting ThaiUnion Group because its supply chain, subsidiaries and business deals touchevery corner of the globe. It’s the biggest fish in the sea/biggest company onthe market, with a direct fishing capacity of 29,000 tonnes of fish. It’s aleader in the Thai seafood industry in particular, the world’s third-largestseafood exporter. If this company holds its own supply chain accountable, manyof the ships responsible for the worst practices out there – including forcedlabour – will not be able to access leading markets in North America andEurope.

In short, thiscampaign has the power to transform the entire seafood industry, and fast.

Together, we canchange the out-of-control global tuna industry into a socially responsible andsustainable one. Every name tells Thai Union a potential customer andinfluencer is onto them and demands change. Add your name now.

Thanks for using yourvoice,

Graham Forbes,

Greenpeace GlobalSeafood Markets Project Leader

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