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Old Wednesday 25th March 2015, 07:08   #1
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Tuna fishing methods

Hello there

Noticed this article on the RSPB Forum today

I bought canned caught Tuna from Aldi the other day, and it said it was caught by the purse-seine method

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oc...o-bad-20100518

Is this a good way or a bad way to preserve Tuna stocks. Is this seen as a good method of fishing altogether?
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Old Wednesday 25th March 2015, 11:01   #2
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I stopped eating fish over 10 years ago. With fish stocks plummeting there is no good method. If you must eat Tuna, look for line caught as there is less collateral (Turtles, Sharks, Albatross) though I doubt that Tesco are actually policing their line caught Tuna to ensure its authenticity.
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I stopped eating fish over 10 years ago. With fish stocks plummeting there is no good method. If you must eat Tuna, look for line caught as there is less collateral (Turtles, Sharks, Albatross) though I doubt that Tesco are actually policing their line caught Tuna to ensure its authenticity.
Is that really true? I thought long lining was absolutely lethal to seabirds.

I'm not sure about how much bycatch you get with purse-seining. Gill nets/drift nets, you get loads, I know. Purse-seining is a short-range active business that I would have thought might be better.

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Is that really true? I thought long lining was absolutely lethal to seabirds.

I'm not sure about how much bycatch you get with purse-seining. Gill nets/drift nets, you get loads, I know. Purse-seining is a short-range active business that I would have thought might be better.

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Long lining (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmzB4WD5JS4 ) is different to line caught(fishing rod https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP6rYThJWUg ).

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Long lining (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmzB4WD5JS4 ) is different to line caught(fishing rod https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP6rYThJWUg ).
Doh! I know that...... on a good day.....



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