What type of tuna fishing is the best for the dolphins?



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    Dolphin-safe tuna!  A can of tuna is dolphin-safe because it was fished without using methods that accidentally pick up dolphins, like trip nets, drift nets, or gill nets, nor are dolphins chased or circled.  Fishing for Skipjack tuna is also much more dolphin safe, since the skipjack do not associate with dolphins.  From the source in the first citation it seems that so-called “log sets” using the purse-seine method of fishing are the most dolphin-safe technique, since although they catch about 30% more bycatch (something unitentionally caught), the bycatch is mostly other kinds of fish, rather than dolphins, which have a much higher reproductive rate than dolphins.

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