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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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What’s the Catch? How FADs are Decimating Marine Ecosystems

What’s the Catch? How FADs are Decimating Marine Ecosystems

A recent report from the PEW Charitable Trusts finds that the exploitation of drifting fish aggregating devices (FADs) to catch tuna is on the rise, with FAD development more than doubled since 2006 in the Pacific Ocean alone. From 2011 to 2013, the estimated number FADs deployed worldwide grew from as many as 105,000 to as many as 121,000 – a 14 percent increase in only two years.

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One Night in Bangkok - Part III: Baht Actors: Friend of the Sea and Earth Island Institute

One Night in Bangkok - Part III: Baht Actors: Friend of the Sea and Earth Island Institute

This past November, Friend of the Sea and Dolphin-Safe (aka Earth Island Institute) hosted a meeting in Bangkok with the Thai Tuna Industry Association to reach out to retail and catering buyers. Please enjoy the last entry in our three part series on the relationship between Friend of the Sea, Earth Island Institute and Thailand.

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What the WTO Ruling Means

What the WTO Ruling Means

Two weeks ago we received the most excellent news that the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body found in favor of Mexico for the fourth and final time. We thought our readers might be interested in the nitty gritty of what this ruling means.

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Legitimacy of Dolphin Safe Label Gutted and Filleted by the WTO. Bon Appétit!

Legitimacy of Dolphin Safe Label Gutted and Filleted by the WTO. Bon Appétit!

On Friday, the WTO issued their final decision in the long running trade dispute between Mexico and the United States regarding the use of dolphin-safe labels in the U.S. marketplace. The Appellate Body, the final word on this case, has agreed with Mexico’s claims that the United States has failed for years to comply with the 2011 ruling of the Appellate Body.

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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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