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Questions Raised About Science Upon Which “Dolphin Safe” Labeling is Built and Defended. Jenga!

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
March 17, 2015

A new paper published in Marine Mammal Science by NOAA’s Jay Barlow of the Marine Mammal and Turtle Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center indicates that the abundance estimates for Eastern Tropical Pacific dolphin species have been misjudged and are likely greatly underestimated.  Continue reading >





Oceana’s Andy Sharpless on Sustainable Fishing for Future Fish

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
March 1, 2015

Save the fish s we can eat more fish is exactly what Andy Sharpless, CEO of the advocacy organization Oceana, argues in his book The Perfect Protein and in a recent interview with Public Radio International. He maintains that it is critical that we protect this healthy food source to feed our growing population for years to come, but this will only happen if we take control and actively manage our fisheries better.  Continue reading >





What do Hugo Chavez, Plastics and Dolphins Have in Common...?

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
February 24, 2015

For several years now, the team here at the Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna has worked tirelessly to reveal the shady dealings of Earth Island Institute and the farce that is its so-called "dolphin-safe" label. Now we have received information from a group called the Center for Organizational Research and Education (CORE) that further confirms our suspicions about Earth Island.  Continue reading >





Friend of the Sea Certifies IUU-Caught Tuna?

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
February 9, 2015

If you were ever looking for evidence that Friend of the Sea is no friend of our seas, check out their latest certification: Taiwan-based F.C.F. Fishery. F.C.F. Fishery is one of several companies that were fined as a supplier of illegal, unregulated and unreported caught tuna (we reported on this in a blog post in May). F.C.F. Fishery is also one of the founding stakeholders in the South Pacific Tuna Corporation, which was fined by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration after several of their vessels were caught setting nets around marine mammals in violation of international marine protections.  Continue reading >





Beloved American Brands in Foreign Hands

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
February 2, 2015

Ask any mermaid you happen to see where your tuna is caught, packed and processed and the answer may surprise you. (Especially if you're Jessica Simpson, who will be surprised that tuna is, in fact, fish.) The truth is that nearly 75% of tuna sold in the United States, sold by the three most recognizable canned tuna brands, is not considered a "Product of the USA."  Continue reading >





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