The Panda Club (also known as WWF) eats dolphins for breakfast.
They don't seem to care that Maui dolphins are slowly going extinct, on their watch. They could be running a hard hitting, effective campaign to save Maui dolphins. For example they could be asking WWF members worldwide to use their consumer power and stop the dolphin deaths. Instead, they are going for a soft target compromise that will do nothing to save the dolphins. This is a fishing industry greenwash!
Could this be because WWF takes millions of dollars from the fishing and aquaculture industry? Unilever and WWF set up the Marine Stewardship Council and raked in millions of dollars. Fishing and aquaculture companies are prepared to pay lots of money to be allowed to put the panda logo and MSC logo on their products. This is cheap at twice the price. They will get premium price for a product that looks sustainable - but isn't.
If you don't believe it, check out this Four Corners documentary:
When it comes down to it, WWF is not a watch dog but a lap dog.
Don't buy it!
Catch your own fish. Then you know how it was caught and that it's dolphin safe. If you buy fish, ask how it was caught. Do not buy fish caught by trawlers or in a gillnet.
If the fish shop or supermarket can't (or won't) tell you how it was caught, don't buy it. They will soon find out more about the products they are selling and will start only selling dolphin safe, truly sustainable fish.
If you think you can't do anything about this problem, think again! If you and every customer in New Zealand and overseas stop buying New Zealand fish - this problem will be solved very quickly.
Sales Manager: Graham Carter P: 07 8551833 M: 021 02600437 E:
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