17 Sep '11, 2am

efforts to stop dolphins dieing in tuna nets has been a successful consumer-led movement, but it's in jeopardy

An eastern spinner dolphin and a northeastern offshore spotted dolphin. Photo: NOAA - PRD Southwest Fisheries Science Center related articles By Dan Shapley The effort to stop the slaughter of dolphins in tuna nets has been a successful consumer-led movement, but it's in jeopardy, according to press reports . A World Trade Organization panel ruled this week that U.S. "dolphin-safe" labeling rules violate free trade agreements with Mexico. The U.S. can appeal the decision, so it's not necessarily final. But if the ruling stands, Mexican fishermen might be able to sell tuna to canners marketing dolphin-safe tuna in the U.S., even if it was caught with methods that today violate the dolphin-safe rules. Mexico has been fighting the label for years . The Earth Island Institute , which certified dolphin-safe tuna, recommends these three U.S. brands of tuna: StarKist (Del Monte),...

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