John West tuna are destroying the oceans and don’t give a damn about it.
Their use of trawling nets to catch the tuna rip up the sea bed and much worse, trap every type of shark, dolphin and big fish in their path. Footage has emerged of whale sharks caught in John West nets which subsequently died. There are multiple ongoing campaigns against john west to stop them from using these nets and use the much more sustainable method of pole and line but they have refused to adjust their practices.
All of us, however, can easily cripple the company and force them to change simply by not buying their products. Once it is no longer profitable to use these nets they will inevitably stop.
Industry adapts to public attitude and you can send them a message by buying a more sustainably caught tin of tuna such as Tesco’s own brand.