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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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Earth Island Institute: Who Died and Made You King?

Earth Island Institute: Who Died and Made You King?

We recently got our hands on a shocking letter from Dr. Angel Herrera Ulloa, Latin American Consultant for Earth Island Institute (EII) to the government of Costa Rica. That’s right – the government of Costa Rica. In the letter, dated June 2014, EII introduces itself "as the main organization charged by civil society of the United States with overseeing compliance of section 116(d)(1) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act." That’s not only rich…but patently not true.

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Thunder Storm on the High Seas

Thunder Storm on the High Seas

The story told in last month’s New York Times article about a 110 day, 10,000 nautical mile chase across the high seas could be the latest summer thriller movie. Instead, it is the true story of what one environmental group, Sea Shepherd, did to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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Tuna for Tomorrow? Not if FAD Fishing Continues

Tuna for Tomorrow? Not if FAD Fishing Continues

The “U.S.” (Thailand and Korea) canned tuna industry mouthpiece Tuna for Tomorrow can’t stand that Greenpeace has called the industry’s harmful fishing practices to the carpet. Instead, they continue to defend the use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) as economical and safe, even when study after study shows that this isn’t true.

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With Friends Like These...

With Friends Like These...

Back in December 2014 we told you about a change at Earth Island Institute (EII). After eight years of partnering with EII and running the The Dolphin Project, one of EII’s more than 60 semi-autonomous organizations, Ric O’Barry resigned from EII. His change of heart regarding Earth Island came about because, as he told Eco Daily, he “…believes it makes a travesty of ‘dolphin safe’ tuna labeling."

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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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