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Blog Archive - December 2015

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

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
December 9, 2015

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. The purpose of this meeting was to convince retail and catering buyers that the only tuna to buy is tuna labelled dolphin safe and that by requesting and buying “dolphin safe” tuna, more suppliers will be incentivized to change their fishing methods. Unfortunately, this isn’t what actually happens, and the reality is that Friend of the Sea and Earth Island are looking to protect and expand their consumer deception scheme.

What is more interesting is not what Friend of the Sea and Earth Island told the buyers about canned tuna, but what important facts that they left out. In this last installment of the three part blog post we will address the money behind so-called “dolphin-safe” labeling.  Continue reading >





What the WTO Ruling Means

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
December 3, 2015

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.  Continue reading >