Sealord is jointly owned by the Maori people of New Zealand and Japanese seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui).
|Sealord Group Ltd||NZL||website|
| Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd
owns 50% of Sealord Group Ltd
|Sealord Group Ltd|
In August 2011 Greenpeace New Zealand launched a campaign demanding Sealord moves to more sustainable fishing methods. Sealord is New Zealand's largest supplier of canned tuna but it's also one of the worst. Sealord gets its Pacific tuna from companies using one of the worst fishing methods killing endangered sharks, turtles, juvenile tuna and other ocean life as well. These creatures are known as bycatch and are often thrown back into the ocean dead or dying.
[Source 2011][More on Oceans]
This companies has facilities which meet the Best Aquaculture Practices standards.
[Source 2014][More on Oceans]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'green' in Greenpeace's 2011 Truefood Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GM-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GM crops, and animal products from animals fed on GM crops.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
This company is a member of the International Seafood Sustainability Association (ISSA). Membership in ISSA is voluntary and is contingent upon compliance with ISSF conservation measures and standards of practice.
[Source 2012][More on Animal Rights]
This company is listed by the Earth Island Institute as an approved dolphin-safe tuna processing company. This company has pledged to abide by the Earth Island international 'Dolphin Safe' tuna standards of no encirclement of dolphins or other marine mammals during an entire fishing trip, no accidental deaths or serious injuries of any dolphins, and no use of drift gill nets.
[Source 2016][More on Animal Rights]
In April 2006 seafood suppliers Gorton's, Sealord and their parent company Nissui announced their withdrawal of active support for Japanese whaling after a consumer Boycott campaign by Greenpeace. This involved Nissui - a one-third shareholder in 'Kyodo Senpaku' the company that runs the whaling fleet - selling off its shares. See Byron Whale Action Groups demonstration in Brisbane at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z0GkrE4yNY
[Source 2006][More on Habitats]
|Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd|
The Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index is a comprehensive assessment of how this sector is managing critical sustainability risks such as climate change, increasing biodiversity loss, land use change and the growth in antibiotic resistance. This company was rated as high risk.
[Source 2018][More on Habitats]
|Subsidiaries||Petuna Pty Ltd (50% owned)|