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NOAA Finally Steps Up to the Plate to Protect Marine Mammals and Fouls Out

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
September 8, 2015

For nearly forty-five years now, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) and the Commerce Department have paid lip-service to protecting marine mammals. Since 1972 the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) has prohibited the United States from allowing seafood to enter the country unless it meets U.S. whale and dolphin standards, but for the past 40 years, the federal government has largely ignored the ban, and allowed seafood imports from countries with egregious records when it comes to marine mammals.  Continue reading >





FTC: Asleep on the Job

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
September 1, 2015

Over 30 years ago, James C. Miller III, then Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), wrote a letter to Representative John Dingell, Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce responding to the Committee’s request that the FTC describe their enforcement policies regarding deceptive acts or misleading practices in advertising. The detailed letter outlines exactly what constitutes a deceptive practice and how the consumer is harmed. “The Commission will find deception if there is a representation, omission or practice that is likely to mislead the consumer acting reasonably in the circumstances, to the consumer's detriment.”  Continue reading >





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 >





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