NFI informs retailers of Greenpeace hypocrisy

Greenpeace’s annual sustainability survey and ranking of US grocers, 'Carting Away the Oceans', has been criticised by the National Fisheries Institute (NFI).

The ‘Your Pain, Their Gain’ campaign claims to expose Greenpeace as “a science-averse, marginalised organisation that doesn’t care about helping retailers develop sustainable seafood policies - only fundraising to sustain its $700,000/day operating budget”.

“This survey has nothing to do with sustaining the world’s oceans; it’s all about sustaining Greenpeace,” added NFI spokesperson Gavin Gibbons.

NFI’s campaign, hosted at www.tunafortomorrow.com/retailers, will include infographics, videos, and analysis. The site will feature case studies of high-profile companies in different industries that have continued to suffer from unrelenting Greenpeace confrontation even after meeting its initial demands.

“Greenpeace engages in what we call a cycle of abuse,” Mr Gibbons said. “It unilaterally decides to target businesses and make unrealistic, endless demands; harass employees and customers; appeal to donor generosity to thwart made-up crises; and claim victory when businesses capitulate.”

He said that as Greenpeace does not endorse any seafood certification programs and is not active in Fishery Improvement Projects, grocers are far better off communicating their sustainability efforts directly to their customers.

“No matter what they tell Greenpeace, it’s never good enough. Greenpeace will always criticise them”, he said.

To read the Greenpeace response to this story, please click here.

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

MFV ‘Atlantic Titan’ – 90 foot crab and demersal fish Trawler

Shipbuilding Asia and Macduff Ship Design are pleased to announce the completion and handover of a n... Read more

The fight against IUU fishing

The issue of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and their harmful effects are hardly ... Read more

AST iRAMS Maritime Fuel Saving Analysis

AST iRAMS Maritime Fuel Saving Analysis Read more

New Cleopatra 33 for a hunting of lobster delivered to Fraserburgh, Scotland

A new Cleopatra boat was delivered to Fraserburgh on the north eastern coast of Scotland. Read more

PVC rain gear - innovating to meet the evolving demands of aquaculture

Aquaculture is an evolving sector and as such presents a range of challenges to suppliers of wet wea... Read more

A progressing cavity pump with EHEDG certification – is that really new?

The EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) was founded in the last century at the end ... Read more

View all