September 1999 Issue
Tuna May No Longer Be So "Dolphin-Safe"
When the "dolphin-safe" label first appeared on canned tuna in the early 1990's, it gave environmentally attuned consumers assurance that the tuna was caught without also ensnaring dolphins, inadvertently killing them. But beginning soon, canned tuna will be allowed to carry a "dolphin-safe" label even if dolphins are netted, as long as none are observed killed or seriously injured.Although dolphin deaths have dropped from over 100,000 yearly to 3,000 since the dolphin-safe label
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