Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
The Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna is an international effort committed to a more sustainable approach to tuna fishing. Among the principal backers of the Campaign are the companies that comprise Mexico’s tuna fleet, who for the past 20 years have dedicated themselves to supporting the successful multilateral effort to reduce dolphin mortalities in the ETP by more than 99% and ensuring that the ETP remains a sustainable and eco-safe fishery with a minimum amount of bycatch. Another principal sponsor of the Campaign is the Organizacion Latinoamericana de Desarrollo Pesquero(OLDEPESCA), an organization made up of the fisheries ministers or State Secretaries with responsibility for fisheries in the twelve fishing nations that are members. OLDEPESCA’s main objectives are to promote the sustainable development of fisheries in the region, to preserve the marine environment and to implement responsible fishing policies.
We advocate for new labeling rules in the United States and around the world to ensure an eco-friendly approach to tuna fishing. By educating consumers about the true nature of current tuna labeling practices, the Campaign seeks to ensure that not only dolphins, but sharks, marine turtles, seabirds, juvenile tuna and other vulnerable species, are not unnecessarily harmed during the fishing process. The fishing fleets that support the Campaign have repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to sustainable and eco-safe tuna fishing over the past twenty years by adhering to the La Jolla Agreement and the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conversation Program (AIDCP).