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19 Aug 2020

Greenpeace uses US WRO action to press Bumble Bee for more supplier transparency

19 August 2020

The administration of US president Donald Trump [...] announced an import-banning withhold release order (WRO) against the Da Wang, a Taiwan-owned distant water vessel. ...

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All three of the tuna longline vessels that've been slapped with WROs by US Customs and Border Protection since February 2019 are Taiwanese-owned or flagged, and two of the three were linked either directly or indirectly to the Fong Chun Formosa (FCF) Fishery Company, the Taiwanese tuna trader that bought San Diego, California-based Bumble Bee out of bankruptcy in January for $928 million […].

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FCF and Bumble Bee neither rejected or accepted any of the guilt implied by Greenpeace's allegations in a statement emailed to Undercurrent […].
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