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Double Standards

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
May 14, 2015

Globally, Thailand is the third largest exporter of fish by value and is equal to seven percent of the global total exported value. They also are a leading practitioner of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Thai fish processors and fisheries are so poorly managed and regulated that in April, the European Commission (EC) put Thailand on formal notice regarding IUU fishing.  Continue reading >





“Dolphin-Safe” Labels Manipulate the Market

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
April 30, 2015

“Dolphin-safe” labels are a fraud. That is the conclusion of William Watson, a trade policy analyst from the Cato Institute. In an opinion piece for Forbes, Mr. Watson outlines the World Trade Organization appeal that was found in favor of Mexico and diagnoses the main problem of the labeling regime: “…that the law defining dolphin-safe is actually designed to mislead consumers about the fishing methods used to catch tuna.”  Continue reading >





EDF Praises Mexico for Improving Fisheries Management and Conservation

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
April 27, 2015

A recent blog post by the well-respected Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praises Mexico’s efforts to establish sustainable, ecologically and economically sustainable fishing practices in their waters. The post highlights CONAPESCA’s joint efforts with EDF across multiple fisheries and multiple species to ensure that responsible fishing practices take place.  Continue reading >





WTO Rules the U.S. Must Put the SAFE Back into Dolphin Safe

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
April 14, 2015

Today, for a third time, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has sided with Mexico finding that the deceptive manner in which the United States has implemented the dolphin safe labeling scheme in the U.S. marketplace fails to accurately inform consumers and is a discriminatory barrier to trade.  Continue reading >





Leading Scientists Challenge U.S. Claims of “Unobserved” Mortality Impacts on Dolphin Populations

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
April 13, 2015

For years, in an effort to divert attention from the deceptive and illegal nature of its so-called “dolphin-safe” labeling scheme, the United States and certain animal rights groups directly profiting from the perpetuation of that scheme have claimed that unobserved mortality, reproductive effects and mother-calf separation in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP) tuna fishery were having adverse effects on the recovery of the ETP dolphin stocks. These claims have once again been soundly challenged in a recent scientific analysis prepared for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce by the scientists at the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).  Continue reading >





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