The news that Thai Union Frozen Products Pcl will purchase the Norwegian seafood firm King Oscar for an undisclosed amount is heing greeted by environmentalists with concern. Aggressive tuna fishing companies, principally among them Thai ones, the biggest of which is Thai Union, have been responsible for nearly denuding the Pacific of Bluefin tuna, whose numbers have fallen by 96 percent in the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published by Pew Environmental Research in 2013.

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