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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 >





Trade Barriers: Not COOL

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
June 26, 2015

For the United States, the past two months have not been kind when it comes to World Trade Organization (WTO) decisions. In April, the WTO sided for third time 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 >





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 >





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