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El Acuerdo sobre el Programa Internacional de Conservación de Delfines (APICD) ha reducido la mortalidad de delfines en el Océano Pacífico Oriental Tropical (POT) en un 99 por ciento.

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Safeway, una de las principales cadenas de supermercados en los Estados Unidos, ha empezado a ofrecer atún sostenible que provee alternativas a las opciones comunes ambientalmente destructivas como Starkist, Bumble Bee y Chicken of the Sea.

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Un enfoque sostenible y ecológicamente seguro en la pesca del atún puede salvar millones de animales, incluyendo tiburones, tortugas y aves marinas, además de ayudar a conservar sus hábitats y ecosistemas naturales.

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En sólo as seis semanas siguientes al lanzamiento de la campaña de Greenpeace Change our Tuna en 2012, 20,000 australianos exigieron prácticas de pesca más sostenibles para la industria pesquera de su país.

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La industria de la pesca mundial puede eliminar cerca de 200,000 toneladas de captura incidental adoptando prácticas ecológicamente seguras. Esto equivale a más de mil millones de latas de captura incidental por año.

 

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