WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013—The Campaign for Eco-Safe tuna today submitted detailed comments to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), outlining why the recent draft regulations concerning dolphin-safe tuna (NOAA-NMFS-2013-0016) will not create a sustainable, eco-safe approach to fishing for tuna.
The Campaign noted that the regulations would hide from consumers the fact that tens of thousands of dolphins are killed each year in non-ETP tuna fisheries around the world. Under the draft regulations, those tuna products would continue to be sold in the United States as “dolphin-safe.”
To read the full letter visit http://www.ecosafetuna.org/files/comments-1.pdf
About the Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
The Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna is an international effort committed to a more sustainable approach to tuna fishing. We advocate for new labeling rules in the United States and around the world to promote an eco-friendly approach to tuna fishing and ensure that consumers are no longer misled about false claims by current “dolphin-safe” labels.
For more information, visit www.ecosafetuna.org. Follow the campaign on Twitter at @ecosafetuna.