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Blog Archive - July 2013

The “Dolphin-Safe” Industry

by Eugene Lapointe
July 30, 2013

Over the past 20 years, the preservation of dolphins has been a ubiquitous concern for consumers around the world. Dolphins are in the top division of charismatic fauna – along with elephants, rhinos, tigers and whales – and many people have been taken in by the propaganda of animal rights groups with their “save the…” fundraising campaigns.  Continue reading >





NOAA gets caught on their own long line

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
July 12, 2013

This week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ducked another chance to fix the broken “dolphin-safe” labeling scheme. A recent WTO action ruled the US “dolphin-safe” label violated the U.S. international obligations, citing its inappropriate, deceptive and discriminatory use. With that ruling, NOAA was given the task of bringing U.S. fishing regulations up to code and back into compliance with WTO trade commitments. They came back with a pitiful set of minor adjustments that do nothing to address the vast systematic fraud that continues to deceive consumers and put the entire marine ecosystem at risk.  Continue reading >