Gallery: WTO Panel Rules Against Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling


On Wednesday the World Trade Organization ruled against the sale of cans of tuna labeled “dolphin safe,” arguing that the practice discriminates against Mexican fishermen and that the United States’ definition of “dolphin safe” tuna unfairly restricts trade. The WTO decision threatens a business practice that has been in place for over 20 years. Environmentalists and businesses both criticized the ruling for potentially threatening dolphin species in the Pacific Ocean as well as interfering with U.S. consumers’ choices.

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  1. Mrobertson May 19, 2012 at 8:20 am

    The WTO presented facts that US “dolphin safe” is defrauding American consumers. Thousands of dolphins are being killed and injured in tuna fisheries that supply the US market and the tuna is allowed to be labeled dolphin safe. Despite the claims of EII, there is absolutely NO verification of claims to the contrary. EII promotes FAD fishing which is killing our worlds oceans because of bycatch of millions of endangered sea turtles, sharks, billfish and juvenile tunas. have worked on this issue for Mexico for 20 years, yes….but these are the facts. Dolphin safe is a lie!!!!

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