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Blog Archive - June 2014

Talking the Talk: Time for the United States to Walk the Walk

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
June 26, 2014

At the Our Ocean Conference last week, Secretary of State John Kerry boldly announced the United States’ position on the importance of ocean conservation and prevention of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.  Continue reading >





Report from Bangkok

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
June 17, 2014

At the end of May, INFOFISH hosted the biennial INFOFISH World Tuna Trade Conference and Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. This year the conference included two main panels on eco-labeling; a clear indication of just how dysfunctional the current eco-labeling regime has become.  Continue reading >





Faces of FADs: Billfish

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
June 2, 2014

Our Faces of FADs series introduces you to the marine species most often injured or killed by fish aggregating devices (FADs) commonly used by fishermen in order to gain access to the U.S. market and the so-called "dolphin safe" label.

This series continues with billfish, a group of several fish species mostly from the Istiophoridae family that use their rostrums, or bills, to stun and injure prey.  Continue reading >