SUFB 1141: The Progress Of Dolphin-Safe Tuna Mentioned During Seaspiracy

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Seaspiracy completely dismissed dolphin-safe labels on tuna as corrupt and a failure; however, they did not look at the differences between the labels and the regulations in various countries.

The US has regulations for companies that say their tuna is dolphin-safe and it stems from their Marine Mammal Protection Act and an Amendment that goes back to 1990. The program decreased the mortality of dolphins from 130,000, in 1987, to less than 1,000 in 2018 (mortality has been less than 1,000/year since 2011).

These numbers are only in the US and it does not include the problems internationally, but it is progress and has saved hundreds of thousands of dolphins.

Links To Article: 1) https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/how-dolphin-safe-is-canned-tuna

2) https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/how-to-pick-most-dolphin-safe-tuna

3) https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=0aa891101f20fbb49bed1f1430d45014&r=PART&n=50y10.0.1.3.2#sp50.10.216.h

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