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Earth Island Institute: Who Died and Made You King?

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
August 26, 2015

We recently got our hands on a shocking letter from Dr. Angel Herrera Ulloa, Latin American Consultant for Earth Island Institute (EII) to the government of Costa Rica. That’s right – the government of Costa Rica. In the letter, dated June 2014, EII introduces itself "as the main organization charged by civil society of the United States with overseeing compliance of section 116(d)(1) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act." That’s not only rich…but patently not true.  Continue reading >

 

 

 

 

A Thunder Storm on the High Seas

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
August 18, 2015

The story told in last month’s New York Times article about a 110 day, 10,000 nautical mile chase across the high seas could be the latest summer thriller movie. Instead, it is the true story of what one environmental group, Sea Shepherd, did to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.  Continue reading >

 

 

 

 

Tuna for Tomorrow? Not if FAD Fishing Continues

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
July 23, 2015

The “U.S.” (Thailand and Korea) canned tuna industry mouthpiece Tuna for Tomorrow can’t stand that Greenpeace has called the industry’s harmful fishing practices to the carpet. Instead, they continue to defend the use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) as economical and safe, even when study after study shows that this isn’t true.  Continue reading >

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Fishing Means Supporting Sharks

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
July 10, 2015

As the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2015 comes to a close, our team wanted to take a moment to talk about why the push for sustainable tuna isn’t just important for tuna fisheries and dolphins. Sharks and rays are two species that are significantly impacted by long line and FAD tuna fishing and often make up a significant portion of bycatch as a result of these fishing methods.
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With Friends Like These…

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
July 6, 2015

Back in December 2014 we told you about a change at Earth Island Institute (EII). After eight years of partnering with EII and running the The Dolphin Project, one of EII’s more than 60 semi-autonomous organizations, Ric O’Barry resigned from EII. His change of heart regarding Earth Island came about because, as he told Eco Daily, he “…believes it makes a travesty of ‘dolphin safe’ tuna labeling."  Continue reading >

 

 

 

 

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