When hunting tuna fish with up to two-Kilometer-long fishing nets are also many other sea creatures: dolphins, seabirds, turtles, whale sharks and rays die are so-called by-catch. They are usually thrown as a waste. Environmental organisations such as Greenpeace and WWF therefore criticize the method of fishing and in the setting of large distribution and discount stores under pressure.
As for the tuna in Sushi quality as well as cheap variant from the box, there are more sustainable methods of fishing. Instead of using nets, the fish are rods with fishing rod and lines caught. The Migros to your entire rifle range with this method, fished for tuna.
The fish are not caught in a feeding frenzy
not Quite as peaceful as that sounds, the fishing. The large tuna fish are attracted to small fish as bait. The animals lapse into a feeding frenzy, snapping at everything that moves and can be in a matter of seconds pulled from the sea. On Deck to suffocate. Depending on the boat, the fishermen are able to operate thanks to automatic Devices, multiple lines at the same time.
This type of industrial Fishing is still sustainable, at least in comparison with other methods. According to WWF, there are virtually no bycatch and no negative effects on the sea floor. "It is desirable that all of the retailers, the discounters, changing to this method of tuna fish," says Corina Gyssler of the WWF in Switzerland.
Despite the Trend towards fresh Convenience Food cans-Thon remains in the case of the Swiss popular. Every year, around 35 million of such preserves will be sold. Alone, Migros comes to over 15 million in constant demand.
Video: A tuna for 3 million Swiss francs At the traditional new year's auction at the Tokyo fish market, a Restaurant has left-chief million to nearly 280 kilograms of fish. Video: AFP
the orange giant complies with the requirement of the WWF next week. Not only the canned food of own-brand products will be adjusted accordingly. "Even big brands such as Rio Mare, used exclusively for the Migros assortment of tuna fish with rods and lines captured," says spokeswoman Alexandra Kunz. This is also true for the Migros subsidiary Denner. The prices should remain the same.
competitor Coop comes in canned food to a share of 97 per cent, with the more sustainable method of fishing. Less far, the Swiss offshoot of the German discounters. At Aldi Suisse of approximately 30 percent. To check ongoing improvements in the procurement of tuna. Lidl sells only 25 percent of the Thon-doses of rods and lines-fishing. The dealer wants to change but. "By 2020, three-quarters of our canned tuna are expected to be range with this fishing method fished," says a spokeswoman.
The Maldives is set on rods-fishing
Specializes in this type of fishing Maldives, the holiday Paradise. A fleet with 1000 ships and 20,000 fishermen catch there tuna fish. Also, countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines, do so.
The consumption of Thon, it is recommended according to the environmental protection organization Greenpeace, however, only very limited. Virtually all of the tuna species and stocks are affected by Overfishing. "Only in the case of species from healthy stocks, the consumption of tuna fish is for us at all acceptable," said spokesman Yves Zenger. Safe species Skipjack, and Bonito from the North - West and North-East Pacific. In addition, the rods should be fishing well controlled, so that no young animals were captured.
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Created: 11.05.2019, 19:37 PM