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WWF, 24 November 2010

Grosse Supermärkte, Hotels und Restaurants haben sich mit WWF zusammen getan, um den Roten Thunfisch zu retten. ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) wurde aufgefordert, dringende Massnahmen einzuführen, um das Überleben des Roten Thunfischs zu gewähren. Fehlmanagement und Überfischung über Jahrzehnte hat den Thunfisch schon fast zum Aussterben gebracht.

Leider blieben die Forderungen an ICCAT erfolglos, wie sich diese Woche herausstellte. Siehe auch folgenden Eintrag in diesem Blog.

Folgende Firmen unterstützen das Tuna Market Manifest von WWF:

CARREFOUR • IKEA • SODEXO • DELHAIZE • FAIRMONT • LOBLAWS
SUSHI TAXI • ATAC • AUCHAN • AUGUSTE • CASINO • ELIOR
EUROTOQUES • RELAIS & CHATEAUX • RELAIS DU PARC • SIMPLY MARKET
EDEKA • GOTTFRIED FRIEDRICHS • YAGURA, EATON HOTEL • COOP ITALIA
CENTER PARCS • ICA • COOP NORWAY • EROSKI • MEMENTO
BRASCHLER BIANCHI • BELL SEAFOOD • COOP SWITZERLAND • DYHRBERG
MIGROS • DÖRIG & BRANDL • MARINEX • OSPELT FOOD • ULTRA MARINE FOOD
GEORGE KNIGHT • ITSU • LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
M&J • MOSHI MOSHI • MOURNE SEAFOOD • PRET A MANGER

Thank you all! We love this initiative, you are great role models!
Vielen Dank an sie alle! Wir lieben diese Initiative und brauchen solche Vorreiter und Vorbilder!

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Paris, France – Leading businesses signed up to WWF’s Tuna Market Manifesto pledging not to buy or sell Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna in a move aimed at helping the species recover from overfishing.

The companies backing the campaign have also joined WWF in calling on governments, currently meeting for key talks of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in Paris, to take urgent action and help the species to recover. ( Unfortunately these actions were unsuccessful, ICCAT failed to take proper action this week. See also the following article in our blog. )

The Tuna Market Manifesto, presented Wednesday morning to ICCAT chairman Fabio Hazin during tuna management discussions in Paris, states that the businesses will give Atlantic bluefin tuna a break until fishing is being sustainably managed by ICCAT and the species population is recovering.

Mismanagement and overfishing – especially in the Mediteranean Sea – have led to decades of overexploitation and brought eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna, admired by sushi lovers, to the brink of collapse.

“The global business world is standing up for sustainable seafood and in increasing numbers is refusing to trade in endangered Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna until the fishery is being managed in a responsible manner and the species is recovering,” said Dr Sergi Tudela, Head of Fisheries at WWF Mediterranean. “WWF applauds this bold stance from the private sector and encourages other businesses to sign up.”

While ICCAT failed for four decades to manage the constantly shrinking tuna stocks, businesses including Carrefour, Ikea, Sodexo, famous sushi restaurant chains itsu and Moshi Moshi – and many others – have decided to make that step themselves.
Read more.

The following companies mentioned here above support WWF’s Tuna Market Manifesto:

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