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sparky



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i agree that we should do as much as pos to sort this out but little jestures like this (asda) wont do a thing
we should consentrait on finding suitable ways to catch fish rather than just wasting time

people need fish we just need to find the best way af getting it and banning big bad beamers when there ar wors ways of fishing going on isant the way forward in my opinion

anyhows hows the weather

sparky



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

oh also whent fishing myself last night and had a nice hall of whiting and dogfish

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Lovely and sunny here.

sparky



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

not 3 bad here too

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Where are you?

Shane



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Location: Doha. Is hot.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 07 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Quote:
Chris Brown, Asda's sustainable and ethical sourcing manager

Surely not the busiest man in the world, I'd have thought

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 07 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thank you for your email.

Tesco is committed to sourcing seafood sustainably. Greenpeace recently published a report ('Recipe for Change') comparing the efforts being made by all major UK supermarkets to source fish in a sustainable way and in it acknowledge that Tesco are moving forward on these issues with some success.

We share your concerns about the detrimental affects of beam trawling. This issue requires action from both the fishing
industry and all UK fish retailers. We are determined to play our part.

Already, we are working with suppliers to look at alternatives to beam trawling and are making progress. For example, between 2005 and 2006 we have been able to cut the amount of fresh plaice that we source using beam trawling by just under 50% and we are working on ways to reduce this further.

Where there is no current alternative, we are working with suppliers to minimise the impact caused for example by specifying the mesh size of nets to minimise by-catch of juveniles and other fish, and fishing over soft ground such as mud and sand where environmental impact is minimised.

This is a complex issue which cannot be resolved overnight. An immediate ban on beam trawling could seriously impact many local fishing communities that currently use this technology. We will continue to work with fishermen, suppliers, other
retailers and organisations such as Greenpeace to find alternatives to beam trawling while minimising the impact to
vulnerable local fishing communities. By working together as an industry, we are confident that a long term, sustainable
alternative can be found in most fisheries.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us at customer.service@tesco.co.uk quoting TES3020913X.

Kind Regards

Susan McAndrew
Tesco Customer Service

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 07 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Shane wrote:
Quote:
Chris Brown, Asda's sustainable and ethical sourcing manager

Surely not the busiest man in the world, I'd have thought



tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 07 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Good response from Tescos

sparky



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 07 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a little fishing village called brixham

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 07 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i ,difficult t'be sensible til it all goes wrong

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dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 07 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


have they done this because an unsustainable fishery went belly up
green washers

Haddock



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Location: Marburg, Germany
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 07 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Beam trawling does knacker the sea bed. Soft and and hard corals get destroyed as well. Divers see evidence of this in the English Channel. I would imagine the Marine Conservation society would have more info on the effects of beam trawling.

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 07 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Talked to confirmed ASDA junkies about this last week. None of them could recall seeing monkfish in ASDA. Now that I think about it, I don't recall seeing monkfish in ASDA either.

Anyone else?

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 07 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Waitrose
Dear Bernie,

Thank you for your email.

Waitrose has a long standing commitment to ensure that all its fish are
sustainably sourced.
We have sourced all fresh cod and haddock from Icelandic fisheries since
1999 because they are considered to have the healthiest stocks
All fresh cod and haddock are line caught (to minimise by-catch)
And we have committed to switching to mature flat fish to preserve fish
stocks

We base all our decisions on the latest scientific advice available,
working with recognised organisations, such as Greenpeace, The Marine
Conservation Society, the Marine Stewardship Council and the Seafish
Industry Authority.

There is evidence that monkfish stocks are improving within fisheries we
use in the South West and around Shetland and we are confident that our
supplies are from sustainable sources. However we will continue to monitor
this situation and would have no hesitation in delisting any species that
is under threat.

Best regards

Kate van Beek

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