Monday, 8 June 2009

June 8th World Oceans Day, Greenpeace battles on....

Charles Clover's movie version of his book, The End Of The Line is due to be shown around the UK on Monday 8th June, World Oceans' Day. The movie features the problems affecting bluefin tuna in a big way, and features Charles' and Greenpeace's campaign to get Nobu to delist bluefin tuna too.

The advert above appeared in a recent London's Evening Standard issue, and does so amidst increasing pressure on the swanky Nobu sushi restaurant chain. The issue of course is that Nobu continue to serve bluefin tuna, which is officially listed as an endangered species by the IUCN. That makes it equivalent to serving up gorilla, tiger or rhino on a plate.

a diverse range of Nobu's A-list clientele are requesting them to take it off the menu. The list includes Stephen Fry, Sienna Miller, Stuart Townsend, Charlize Theron, Zac Goldsmith, Woody Harrelson, Ted Danson and Alicia Silverstone.

"It's astounding lunacy to serve up endangered species for sushi.
There’s no justification for peddling extinction,
yet that is exactly what Nobu is doing in restaurants around the world."
Stephen Fry

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/nobu-no-brainer

5 comments:

Carolee said...

Thanks for posting this....my local market sells what they call "sushi-grade tuna" - I should ask if it's blue fin, and if so, register a complaint.

Sonia ;) said...

Linda...

Unethical business are about the dollar sadly not about morality or pride. Hugs...will check further into this also.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Linda said...

TY Carolee, Sonia, Yes I'm afraid most conservation issues are down to someone making an enormous amount of money from it, somewhere in the chain of events.

kj said...

hello linda, i hadn't thought of this and now i know. and i won't forget. thank you...

xo

artbyakiko said...

I have never heard of Nobu, but if I see one, I will definitely boycott.

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