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Blog Archive - February 2014

For their next trick…

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
February 25, 2014

Earth Island Institute is once again exploiting dolphins to bolster their public image. Their latest misdirection campaign is called The Dolphin Project and makes some fantastic (as in, born out of their own fantasy) claims to marine conservation.  Continue reading >





Shameless profiteers are the last supporters of FAD fishing: Mounting evidence of FADs causing world tuna populations to collapse

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
February 18, 2014

With little oversight in most of the oceans of the world, fish aggregating devices (FADs) have become the U.S. fishing industry’s new favorite—and deadly—toy. Greenpeace calls them “the scourge of the sea.” Big Tuna loves them.

This month, renowned science journal Nature added its voice to the growing community of scientists and marine conservationists raising the alarm about FAD fishing.  Continue reading >





If not a third-party seafood label, then what? Senator Begich has an idea

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
February 7, 2014

When done with real transparency and oversight, consumer labeling can empower consumers to make informed purchasing decisions. But even when done well, that labeling can be expensive and biased. Given the costs and controversies surrounding these programs, do we need a new label or do we need a new approach?  Continue reading >





Third-party labels are not the solution to IUU. Actually they are part of the problem

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
February 5, 2014

Third-party labeling started as a genuine effort to empower environmentally conscious consumers to exercise their buying power and stop marine-deadly fishing methods. Today, however, as a result of a lack of Government oversight certain third-party certifications, like Earth Island's so-called "dolphin safe" label, have become the means to profitable and unscrupulous ends that do nothing but confuse and deceive consumers. So while the history of the "dolphin safe" third-party labeling scheme was bathed in our highest environmental ideas, it's just not protecting dolphins anymore. Or any other marine wildlife for that matter.  Continue reading >