Stop Whale Sharks from Being Used as Bait for Tuna Fishing
  • Petitioned Kevin Bixler

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Kevin Bixler

Stop Whale Sharks from Being Used as Bait for Tuna Fishing

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      Greenpeace

Whale sharks are harmless filter-feeders that can grow to be the size of a school bus and live for more than 70 years. Although exceedingly rare, encounters with these spectacular animals have dazzled divers and underwater photographers around the world.

Unfortunately, some tuna companies are slaughtering these majestic giants... but not until after they turn them into live fishing gear.

Tuna fisherman use whale sharks as fish-aggregating devices (FADs), attaching radio locators to their bodies, allowing them to gather schools of tuna and other fish around them, and then scooping everything up in a net. The whale shark is often caught and released numerous times before it finally dies from the brutal treatment.

The truth is disturbing, but Chicken of the Sea can do something about it. Take action and ask them to make a commitment to not use whale sharks as bait for tuna fishing.

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    • MARTHA NEWMAN KANSAS CITY, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      AND WE KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES TO REPRODUCE FOR THIS SPECIES????

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    • DIANE KASTEL WHEATON, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Whale sharks are harmless filter-feeders that can grow to be the size of a school bus and live for more than 70 years. Although exceedingly rare, encounters with these spectacular animals have dazzled divers and underwater photographers around the world.

      Unfortunately, some tuna companies are slaughtering these majestic giants... but not until after they turn them into live fishing gear.

      Tuna fisherman use whale sharks as fish-aggregating devices (FADs), attaching radio locators to their bodies, allowing them to gather schools of tuna and other fish around them, and then scooping everything up in a net. The whale shark is often caught and released numerous times before it finally dies from the brutal treatment.

      The truth is disturbing, but Chicken of the Sea can do something about it. Take action and ask them to make a commitment to not use whale sharks as bait

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    • Anthony Scarman TURRAMURRA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Why do I get the impression that this is the asian bandits that destroy the seas to provide sushi for fat business men

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    • Stef Allen MALAGA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Such a delicate creature. We are going to end up with empty polluted oceans unless we make a stand. Stop buying Tuna, that will send a message.

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    • Cliff Josephson NAPLES, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      We need to put an end to the greed and avarice of these commercial pirates of our Oceans. They won't be satisified until they have caught the last fish.

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