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Marine Stewardship Council Grants EcoLabel to ‘Dolphin-Destructive’ Mexican Tuna Fishery – August 10, 2017

Wildlife groups blast the decision, say it violates MSC’s own certification standards

The Marine Stewardship Council, an international organization formed to address the global problem of unsustainable fishing, has approved use of its “sustainable” ecolabel by the Mexican purse-seine fishery that intentionally chases, nets, and kills dolphins in order to catch tuna.

image of dolphins in netPhoto courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dolphins at the top of a purse-seine net. The Marine Stewardship council approved use of its ecolabel by the dolphin-destructive Mexican purse-seine fishery on August 4.

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Mission claimsto use our ecolabel and fishery certification programme to contribute to the health of the world’s… more

by: International Marine Mammal Project Staff

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Walmart Exposed for Selling Dolphin-Deadly Tuna in Costa Rica – April 4, 2017

Retail giant is sourcing its Suli brand tuna from Mexican fishing fleets that harass and kill marine mammals, says nonprofit

Investigations by the nonprofit International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) have revealed that, in its Costa Rican locations, Walmart has been selling its own brand of canned tuna that has been caught using fishing methods that harass and kill dolphins. These practices make Walmart’s tuna brand — called Suli — dolphin-deadly, though Suli tuna cans carry a misleading seal claiming that the tuna is dolphin safe.

photo of dolphinsPhoto courtesy of NOAA Photo Library A dolphin in the Tropical Pacific Ocean. A new investigation reveals that Walmart is selling dolphin-deadly tuna in it's Costa Rica stores.

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by: International Marine Mammal Project Staff

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