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Chris Lischewski, CEO of Bumble Bee Foods

Millions of sharks are killed by tuna vessels every year -- as bycatch or from illegal shark finning practices.

Major companies like Bumble Bee have a responsibility to ensure that its products do not come with the hidden cost of millions of dead sharks.

We both know that policies banning shark finning, including the guidelines of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), are not enough. Unless your company can publicly prove all aspects of your supply chain including the independent vessels that you buy fish from are not finning sharks, those guidelines become meaningless.

I am requesting that Bumble Bee takes the following steps to ensure its tuna is legal and sustainable:

(1) Stop relying on wire leaders - which are unnecessary for catching tuna but ensure high rates of shark bycatch -- and stop using transshipment at sea, which allows tuna boats to hide illegal practices. Bumble Bee takes steps to ensure that its tuna is not caught at the expense of dwindling shark populations.
(2) Provide living wages for fishermen.

Thank you.

Signed,

Greenpeace

This petition closed 6 months ago

How this will help

Every year, millions of sharks are killed every year only for their fins. All so they can be sold in soups served at expensive restaurants and fancy weddings. 

The shark fin trade is cruel,...

Every year, millions of sharks are killed every year only for their fins. All so they can be sold in soups served at expensive restaurants and fancy weddings. 

The shark fin trade is cruel, wasteful and unsustainable. And it's being fueled in large part by the tuna industry.

US tuna brands that hire these vessels —  like Bumble Bee — aren't taking any steps to stop it.  That's why Greenpeace is launching a public campaign to get Bumble Bee to clean up its act.

Policies banning shark finning are not enough. The best hope for sharks is for tuna companies to start operating responsibly. With nearly half of all shark species currently at risk of extinction, we don't have much time.

Take action below and tell the Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski that the time is now to ensure his company's tuna is legal and sustainable. 

We don't want tuna that comes with the hidden cost of millions of dead sharks.

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