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The Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP) has reduced the number of dolphin mortalities in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP) Ocean by 99 percent.

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A sustainable and eco-safe approach to tuna fishing can save millions of animals, including sharks, turtles and seabirds, and help preserve their natural habitats and ecosystems.

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Safeway, one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States, has begun stocking sustainable tuna that provides an alternative to environmentally destructive mainstream options such as Starkist, Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea.

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Within just six weeks of the launch of Greenpeace's Change Our Tuna campaign, 20,000 Australians demanded more sustainable fishing practices from their country's fishing industry.

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The global fishing industry can eliminate about 200,000 tons of bycatch by adopting eco-safe practices. That's equivalent to more than one billion cans of bycatch per year.

 

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Double Standards

Double Standards

Globally, Thailand is the third largest exporter of fish by value and is equal to seven percent of the global total exported value. They also are a leading practitioner of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Thai fish processors and fisheries are so poorly managed and regulated that in April, the European Commission (EC) put Thailand on formal notice regarding IUU fishing.

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"Dolphin-Safe" Labels Manipulate the Market

"Dolphin-Safe" Labels Manipulate the Market

“Dolphin Safe” labels are a fraud. That is the conclusion of William Watson, a trade policy analyst from the Cato Institute. In an opinion piece for Forbes, Mr. Watson outlines the World Trade Organization appeal that was found in favor of Mexico and diagnoses the main problem of the labeling regime: “…that the law defining dolphin-safe is actually designed to mislead consumers about the fishing methods used to catch tuna.”

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EDF Praises Mexico for Improving Fisheries Management and Conservation

EDF Praises Mexico for Improving Fisheries Management and Conservation

A recent blog post by the well-respected Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praises Mexico’s efforts to establish sustainable, ecologically and economically sustainable fishing practices in their waters. The post highlights CONAPESCA’s joint efforts with EDF across multiple fisheries and multiple species to ensure that responsible fishing practices take place.

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WTO Rules the U.S. Must put the SAFE Back into Dolphin Safe

WTO Rules the U.S. Must put the SAFE Back into Dolphin Safe

Today, for a third time, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has sided with Mexico finding that the deceptive manner in which the United States has implemented the dolphin safe labeling scheme in the U.S. marketplace fails to accurately inform consumers and is a discriminatory barrier to trade.

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Take the Pledge to Support Global Sustainability of Tuna Fisheries!

Take the Pledge to Support Global Sustainability of Tuna Fisheries!

By taking the pledge to support transparent, scientifically verifiable eco-labels, you can tell Earth Island and Big Tuna that consumers demand meaningful labels and will no longer tolerate bullying and deceit. We ask you to take the Pledge To Support Global Sustainability of Tuna Fisheries.

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