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Activists from the Greenpeace flagship 'Rainbow Warrior' this evening projected an animation, which reads "Ministry of Fisheries be a responsible player" in Korean, showing the trail of Pacific tuna destruction onto the offices of Sajo Industries in Busan, South Korea on Tuesday 28th June 2011. The animation highlights the roles of Korean companies such as Sajo in the decline of Pacific tuna stocks and the indiscriminate killing of thousands of sharks, turtles and other marine life as unwanted bycatch. Busan city is home to South Korea's distant water fishing fleet..The creative visual protest follows years of failure by the Korean fishing industry to support sustainable management of Pacific tuna. The Pacific contains the last abundant tuna stocks. Scientists have been calling for the reduction in tuna fishing since 2001. Two key species of tuna in the region, bigeye and yellowfin, are now being overfished..Sajo is the largest fishing company in Korea and the 3rd largest fishing company in the world, with 7 purse seiners, 79 long-liners and 2 motherships operating in the Pacific. Some of Sajo's fishing vessels have been caught in illegal activities before.
- ©Greenpeace/Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert2011
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