Is tuna really dolphin-safe?



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    Dolphin-safer is more like it. The Earth Island Institute monitors some companies and have a pretty strict set of rules that the company must follow to get the certification.

    1. No intentional chasing, netting or encirclement of dolphins during an entire tuna fishing trip;
    2. No use of drift gill nets to catch tuna; German Whale & Dolphin Foundation, GRD logo
    3. No accidental killing or serious injury to any dolphins during net sets;
    4. No mixing of dolphin-safe and dolphin-deadly tuna in individual boat wells (for accidental kill of dolphins), or in processing or storage facilities; and
    5. Each trip in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) by vessels 400 gross tons and above must have an independent observer on board attesting to the compliance with points (1) through (4) above.

    The EII website lists companies to avoid and also which to support.

    The buy from list is longer than the avoid list, that is hopeful news!

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