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Sustainable Pacific tuna heading for Europe

Sustainable Pacific tuna heading for Europe

Updated 15 November 2013, 18:00 AEDT

Canned skipjack tuna, caught sustainably in the Pacific has gone on sale today for the first time in Europe.

The Pacific branded "Pacifical Tuna" is now on the shelves of the SPAR Supermarket chain in Austria. Pacifical tuna is caught from wild schools rather than using Fish Aggregating Devices or FADs and has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. The Commercial Manager for the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, Maurice Brownjohn, says it's a majorstep for sustainably caught tuna from the Pacific, with Austria just the first of many countries through out the world keen to buy sustainable Pacific tuna.

Presenter: Brian Abbott

Maurice Brownjohn, the Commercial Manager for the Parties to the Nauru Agreement

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