Standards

Dolphin Safe

Dolphin Safe

Governing Organization

Earth Island Institute

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Auditing / Certification Body

Earth Island Institute

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

Animal Conservation and Welfare, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade

Description

Earth Islands International Marine Mammal Project has led efforts worldwide to prevent dolphins from dying in tuna nets. The "Dolphin Safe" label found on cans of tuna means no dolphins were intentionally chased or encircled with deadly tuna nets, nor were any dolphins killed or seriously injured. Tuna fishing fleets in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP) deliberately target dolphin schools because they know that yellowfin tuna swim beneath them. Since the late 1950s, the tuna fishery has killed more than 7 million dolphins. In 1990, consumer pressure brought about the "Dolphin Safe" tuna program, which has worked to protect dolphins. Reported dolphin deaths have declined by 97% since 1990.

Sustainability Issues

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