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4 June 2008

"Dolphin Safe" labels on tuna fish products do not necessarily mean that dolphins were not harmed or killed in the process.

Currently, tuna fishing boats are required by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) to submit weekly reports on the estimated number of dolphins harmed as tuna is caught.

* SOURCE:
  Consumer Reports - Greener Choices - Printable Document
  Full link: http://www.greenerchoices.org/eco-labels/label.cfm?LabelID=98&searchType=Label%20logo&searchValue=&refpage=labelLogo&refqstr=

* LEARN MORE:
  Fish Consumption and By-catch - Article
  United Nations Report - Fisheries and Marine By-catch - 2006 (PDF)
  Report of the Joint Meeting of Tuna RFMOs - 2007 (PDF)
 
* Additional Information: 
  Cetacean Bycatch Resource Center:
  www.cetaceanbycatch.org/status.cfm

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